Latina/o Studies (LATS)
An introductory course designed to study the history, politics, economics and culture of the major Latino groups in the United States: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans and Central Americans.
Allows students to volunteer or work at a Latino/a serving organization.
Critical examination of the complex diversity of experiences among U.S. Latinos, with a specific emphasis on Afro-Latino experiences. Afro-Latinos are Latinos with strong African phenotypic features and whose experiences as both "Black" and "Latino" mark them as distinct from both the larger African American and broader Latino communities, even though Afro-Latinos hold certain connections to both groups. Primary focus will be places on Afro-Latino historical and contemporary experiences, efforts to establish local, national, and transnational recognition, and Afro-Latino struggles against racism within the broader American society and from the larger Latino community.
This course provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on issues at the U.S. – Mexico border from the perspectives of sociology, anthropology, geography, art, and political affairs. Women's non-governmental organizations that serve the border region are also discussed.
Investigation of topics related to the cultures, contributions and experiences of Latinas/os living in the United States. Pre/co-requisite of LATS 201.
Allows students to pursue an academic area of interest not available through an established course under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. For further information, see the Special Academic Opportunities section of the catalog, and consult with the director of Latino studies or your adviser.