Course Offerings

For Spring 2021

LLAS 1009 – Latino Literature, Culture and Society

Instructor: Charles Lebel  |  Distance Learning M/W/F 12:20PM-1:10PM

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 re-quired.

LLAS 1190 – Introduction to Latin American and the Caribbean

Instructor: Rodolfo Fernandez  |  Distance Learning Tu/Th 11:00AM-12:15PM

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.

LLAS 1190W.001 – Introduction to Latin American and the Caribbean

Instructor: Rodolfo Fernandez  |  Distance Learning Tu/Th 2:00PM-3:15PM

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.

LLAS 1190W.002 – Introduction to Latin American and the Caribbean

Instructor: Anne Gebelein  |  In Person Tu/Th 11:00AM-12:15PM

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.

LLAS 2474-Economic Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Instructor: Jorge Aguero  |  Distance Learning Tu/Th 9:30AM-10:45AM

Survey of the economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Analysis of present-day development issues in the region, including economic growth, poverty, education, and health.

LLAS 3619W – History of the Caribbean

Instructor: Melina Pappademos  |  Distance Learning Tu/Th 2:00PM-3:15PM

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.

LLAS 3635 – History of Modern Mexico

Instructor: Rodolfo Fernandez  |  Distance Learning Tu/Th 3:30PM-4:45PM
The emergence of modern Mexico from independence to the present with emphasis on the Revolution of 1910.

LLAS 3998.001 – Human Rights on the US/Mexican Border

Instructor: Anne Gebelein  |  In Person Tu/Th 12:30PM-1:45PM

Narratives of immigrant, civil and human rights told by people of Mexican and Central American origin. Stories, film, and autobiographies are considered in juxtaposition with documentation about human rights concerns in the U.S. and Mexico. Border-crossing, asylum, detention, slavery, children’s rights, femicide, and the border wall are prominent themes. Meets with HRTS 3298-005.

LLAS 3998.003 – Variable Topics in LLAS: Womens Health/Latinx and Afro-American

Instructor: Yvette Martas  |  Online

Health care issues and disparities experienced by women in Latinx and Afro American communities. Course will include clinical and social understandings of health issues, a brief primer in anatomy and physiology, and discussions of how to advance health outcomes for all women. The course will include historical and contemporary perspectives. No prerequisites. Meets with WGSS 3998 and AFRA 3998.

LLAS 3998.006 – Variable Topics in LLAS: The Puerto Rican Catastrophe

Instructor: Charles Venator  |  Online

This course provides students with a historical overview of Puerto Rico’s territorial status as well as with a discussion of the recent debates over the responses to various crises in the island. The course will focus on how a narrative of catastrophe has been used to describe the living conditions of the island’s residents. Meets with LLAS 5105 and POLS 2998-007.

LLAS 4320 – Media and Diverse Audiences

Instructor: Diana Rios  |  Online

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. Meets with COMM 4320.

LLAS 4470 – Soap Opera/Telenovela

Instructor: Diana Rios  |  Online

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

LLAS 4994W – Latin American Studies Research Seminar

Instructor: Anne Gebelein  |  In Person W 12:20PM-2:50PM

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.

LLAS 5525 – Race, Immigration, and Reproduction

Instructor: Marysol Asencio  |  Distance Learning M 11:15AM – 1:45PM

This interdisciplinary course considers intersections of race, immigration, and reproduction within the United States and in a transnational context.

Contact Information

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

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

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

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

Melina Pappademos, melina.pappademos@uconn.edu, 860-486-0641

Charles Lebel, charles.lebel@uconn.edu, 860 486-3313

Marysol Asencio, marysol.asencio@uconn.edu, 860 486-4177

Rodolfo Fernandez, rodolfo.fernandez@uconn.edu

Dr. Yvette Martas, Yvette.martas@uconn.edu