Course Offerings

For Fall 2021

LLAS 1000 – Introduction to Latina/0 Studies 

Instructor: Charles Venator | In Person M/W/F 11:15AM-12:05PM

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.

LLAS 1009 – Latino Literature, Culture and Society

Instructor: Charles Lebel  |  In Person M/W/F 12:20-1:10PM

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  |  In Person M/W/F 11:15AM-12:05PM

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 – Introduction to Latin American and the Caribbean

Instructor: Rodolfo Fernandez  |  In Person M/W/F 1:25-2:15PM

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 1570 – Migrant Workers in Connecticut

Instructor: Anne Gebelein  |  In Person W 2:30-5:30PM

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.

LLAS 2001 – Latinos, Leadership, & Mentoring

Instructor: Fanny Hannon  |  In Person M 3:35 – 6:05PM

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.

LLAS 2011W – Introduction to Latino-American Writing and Research

Instructor: Jorge Aguero  |  In Person Tu/Th 12:30 – 1:45PM

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.

LLAS 3208 – Making the Black Atlantic 

Instructor: Dexter Gabriel  |  In Person  Tu/Th 12:30-1:45PM
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.

LLAS 3230 – Latina Narrative 

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

Feminist topics in contemporary Latina literature and cultural studies.

LLAS 3232 – Latina/o Literature 

Instructor: Lisa Sanchez | In Person  Tu/Th 3:30 – 4:45PM

Extensive readings in Latina/o literature from the late nineteenth century to the present.

LLAS 3250 – Latino Health and Health Care 

Instructor: Jolaade Kalinowski  |  In Person  M 3:35 – 6:05PM

Overview of health and health care issues among Latinos in the United States. Particular attention is paid to cultural and social factors associated with health and well-being (e.g. migration, acculturation, SES).

LLAS 3264 – Latinas and Media 

Instructor: Diana Rios  | Online

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

LLAS 3320 – 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.

LLAS 3327 – Power and Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Instructor: Cesar Abadia-Barrero | In Person Tu/Th 9:30 – 10:45AM

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

LLAS 3607 – Latin America in the Colonial Period 

Instructor: Santiago Munoz Arbelaez | In Person  Tu/Th 11AM – 12:15PM

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.

LLAS 3662 – Borderlands of the Americas 

Instructor: Rodolfo Fernandez |  In Person M/W 4:40 – 5:55PM

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.

Contact Information

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

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

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

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

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

Dexter Gabriel, dexter.gabriel@uconn.edu, 860-486-3722

Jolaade Kalinowski, jolaade.kalinoski@uconn.edu

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

Lisa Sanchez, lisa.m.sanchez@uconn.edu, 860-486-2751

Rodolfo Fernandez, rodolfo.fernandez@uconn.edu

Santiago Munoz Arbelaez, santiago.munoz@uconn.edu