Course Offerings

Fall 2021

1000. Introduction to Latina/o Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary examination of the Latina/o experience and impact across the United States. Consideration of behavioral, institutional, and societal perspectives; national and transnational identity; cultural, legal, and educational issues. CA 2. CA 4.

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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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1570. Migrant Workers in Connecticut

Also offered as: HIST 1570

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Interdisciplinary honors course on the life and work experiences of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean migrant workers with focus on Connecticut. Integrated service learning component. Field trips required. CA 1. CA 4.

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2001. Latinos, Leadership and Mentoring

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces issues affecting Latinos in higher education. Leadership and mentoring training. Students analyze responsibilities and commitments in context of leadership for the common good and for purposeful change.

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2011W. Introduction to Latino-American Writing and Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or instructor consent; open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: 1000-level introductory course on Latino or Latin American Studies.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students refine writing skills and learn how and where to conduct transnational academic research on the Latino-American experience. Interdisciplinary approaches, historical background of Latino American studies. CA 4.

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3208. Making the Black Atlantic

Also offered as: AFRA 3208, HIST 3208

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: AFRA/HIST/HRTS 3563 or AFRA/HIST 3564 or 3620; or HIST/LLAS 3609.

Grading Basis: Graded

Recent scholarship on the central role played by African-descended communities in shaping the early history of the Americas and their interconnection beyond geopolitical boundaries; race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, cultural movements and practices; slavery, political economy, and political movements.

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3230. Latina Narrative

Also offered as: WGSS 3258

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Feminist topics in contemporary Latina literature and cultural studies.

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3264. Latinas and Media

Also offered as: WGSS 3260, COMM 3321

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of ethnicity and race in women's lives. Special attention to communication research on ethnic and racial minority women. CA 4.

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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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3327. Power and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Also offered as: ANTH 3327, HRTS 3327

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

History, theories, and concepts about the human right to health and structural inequalities in the region.

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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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3662. Borderlands of the Americas

Also offered as: HIST 3662

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A consideration of the importance of borderlands in the expansion and consolidation of European empires in the American continent, and later, in the shaping of newly independent republics. Contemporary issues related to Latin American borders, including migration, smuggling, violence, and the role of the state in shaping the borders of national cultures and societies.

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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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5000. Seminar in Latin American Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary introduction to graduate level study of Latin America.

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5390. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent Study

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5390. Independent Study

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent Study

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5800. Race in the Formation of the Human Sciences

Also offered as: ANTH 5800, POLS 5800, PHIL 5800

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed PHIL 5380.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of how race and the human sciences emerged out of the theological, epistemological, and political upheavals that resulted in the Euromodern world.

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Contact Information

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

Charles Lebel, charles.lebel@uconn.edu

Rodolfo Fernandez, rodolfo.fernandez@uconn.edu

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

Fany Hannon, fany.hannon@uconn.edu, (860) 486-1135

Jorge Agüero, jorge.aguero@uconn.edu, 860-486-4177

Dexter Gabriel, dexter.gabriel@uconn.edu

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, kgonzalez.seligmann@uconn.edu 

Jolaade Kalinowski, jolaade.kalinowski@uconn.edu

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

Cesar Abadia-Barrero, cesar.abadia@uconn.edu, 860 486-2137

Santiago Munoz Arbelaez, santiago.munoz@uconn.edu

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

Lewis Gordon, lewis.gordon@uconn.edu, 860 486-4416