Course Offerings

Spring 2022

1009. Latino Literature, Culture, and Society

Also offered as: SPAN 1009

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical approaches to Latinos/as and cultural representation, production, and agency, as impacted by globalization and local dynamics. Will engage the value and function of race, gender and sexuality in popular culture, literature, film, music, digital culture, visual arts, and urban culture. Taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required. CA 1. CA 4.

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1190. Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

Also offered as: HIST 1600

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Multidisciplinary exploration of the historical development of such aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean as colonization and nation formation; geography and the environment; immigration and migration; race, ethnicity, and gender in society, politics, economy, and culture. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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1190W. Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

Also offered as: HIST 1600W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Multidisciplinary exploration of the historical development of such aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean as colonization and nation formation; geography and the environment; immigration and migration; race, ethnicity, and gender in society, politics, economy, and culture. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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2012. Latinos in Connecticut: Writing for the Community

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: LLAS 2011W.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students partner with Latino agencies to apply research and writing skills to community needs. Community theory, digital literacy, historical background of CT Latinos, contemporary issues that impact the population. Service learning component.

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3220. History of Latinos/as in the United States

Also offered as: HIST 3674

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Settlement and growth of Hispanic-origin populations in the United States today, from Spanish and Mexican settlement of the western United States to the growth of Latino communities. Student oral history project. CA 1. CA 4.

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3221. Latinos/as and Human Rights

Also offered as: HIST 3575, HRTS 3221

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Latino/a issues related to human, civil and cultural rights, and gender differences.

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3320. Media and Diverse Audiences

Also offered as: COMM 3320

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: COMM 1000, 2300 or 2600.

Grading Basis: Graded

Issues of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, and sexuality in mainstream and alternative media. Analysis of how diverse groups use the media, are represented in, and interpret media content. Formerly offered as COMM/LLAS 4320.

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3322. Soap Opera/Telenovela

Also offered as: COMM 3322

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: COMM 1000, 2300 or 2600.

Grading Basis: Graded

Socio-cultural functions of soap operas/telenovelas as mediated serials constructed by commercial organizations and consumed by United States and global audiences. Formerly offered as COMM/LLAS 4470.

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3470. The Latinx Family

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Current issues in the study of Latinx youth and families from a social and developmental psychological perspective. Topics include parenting, youth development and adjustment, risky and healthy behaviors, cultural values, and immigration.

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3607. Latin America in the Colonial Period

Also offered as: HIST 3607

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Pre-Columbian Civilization in America, the epoch of conquest and settlement, together with a study of the Ibero-Indian cultural synthesis which forms the basis of modern Latin American civilization. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3609. Latin America in the National Period

Also offered as: HIST 3609

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Representative countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean together with the historic development of inter-American relations and contemporary Latin American problems. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3619W. History of the Caribbean

Also offered as: AFRA 3619W, HIST 3619W

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Encounter experience; slavery, antislavery mobilization, and abolitionism; colonialism; citizenship and nation building; race and gender; political cultures and movements; migration/immigration; cultural production; and political economy; topics will be examined from a historical perspective. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3635. History of Modern Mexico

Also offered as: HIST 3635

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: HIST 3607.

Grading Basis: Graded

The emergence of modern Mexico from independence to the present with emphasis on the Revolution of 1910. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3998. Variable Topics in Latino and Latin American Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3999. Independent Study in Latino and Latin American Studies

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit.

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4212. Field Internship in Latino Studies

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Work in cultural community-oriented setting(s). May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

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4994W. Latin American Studies Research Seminar

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Capstone course in which majors and minors in Latin American Studies design, execute and write up original, library-based research on Latin America. Some readings may be in Spanish or Portuguese.

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5100. Comparative Transnational Latin(o) American History

Also offered as: HIST 5610

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed HIST 5610

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical issues in diverse U.S. Latina/o histories and forces that contributed to the arrival of people of Latin American and Caribbean heritage to the United States. Topics include: the epistemological origins and historiographical traditions of the field; U.S. empire; labor, migration, and diaspora; border formations; constructions of gender and sexuality; and comparative racialization.

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5105. Special Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5390. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent Study

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Contact Information

Emma Amador, emma.amador@uconn.edu

Rodolfo Fernandez, rodolfo.fernandez@uconn.edu

Anne Gebelein, anne.gebelein@uconn.edu, 860-486-9523

Yvette Martas, yvette.martas@uconn.edu

Samuel Martinez,  samuel.martinez@uconn.edu, 860-486-4515

Melina Pappademos, melina.pappademos@uconn.edu, 860-486-3465

Diana Rios, diana.rios@uconn.edu, 860-486-3187

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, kgonzalez.seligmann@uconn.edu 

Charles Venator, charles.venator@uconn.edu, 860 486-9052