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- In the listing below, the designator LAS (Latino Studies)
is understood to precede all course numbers for which no designator is indicated.
- W1600x Latino History and Culture 3 pts. Not
offered in 1997-98. An introduction to the historical experience of the Latino peoples
of the United States from a comparative cultural perspective. Are "Latinos" or
"Hispanics" one people, with a common and shared history of life in the U.S.?
Through readings and discussion of major primary and secondary texts, this course studies
the varied histories of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican and other Latin American
peoples in the U.S., with a special view toward convergences and congruencies along
political and cultural lines. In addition to written sources, selective use will be made
of visual and musical examples.
- W3010y Introduction to Latino Studies 3 pts. F.
Rivera-Batiz. MW 4:10-5:25. An interdisciplinary course examining the Latino
experience in the United States. Focus is on the methods and perspectives utilized by
social scientists in the field of Latino Studies. Major demographic, social, economic and
political trends are discussed. Key topics covered include: the evolution of Latino
ethnicity and identity; immigration and the formation of Latino communities; schooling and
language usage; tendencies and determinants of socioeconomic and labor force status;
discrimination, segregation and bias in contemporary America; racial and gender relations;
and political behavior among latinos. The course is policy-oriented and covers issues such
as immigration policy, affirmative action, welfare reform, bilingual education, and civil
- W3699x Migration and Community: The Latino Experience.
3 pts. C. Sanabria Tth 4:10-5:25. A survey of the major Hispanic migration
movements to the U.S. during the twentieth century. Consideration will be given to
Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican settlements in this country. In each case,
attention will be drawn to the political, social and economic forces that influenced
migration, the history of the movement of those groups in the U.S., their impact on
society, and their current socioeconomic status in the U.S.
- Latinos in New York: Historical and Sociological
Perspectives. 3 pts. C. Sanabria. TTh
- 4:10-5:25. The principal objective of this course is
to study the history and changing composition of the Latino population of New York City
from the 1920s to the present. A second major aim is to consider the contemporary
socioeconomic status of Latinos in New York, within the context of the citys
changing economic structure, and in relation to the situation of other ethnic and racial
minorities in New York and other cities.
- Latinos in Black and White: Race, Ethnicity and Identity
in the Americas. 3 pts. M. Jimenez Roman This course looks critically at
traditional models of race relations in the Americas, the historical development and
expressions of "blackness," "brownness," and "whiteness," at
regional, national and international levels, and their contemporary articulations and
ramifications. A primary focus will be the social and political dimensions of ethnicity
and race in relations between Latinos and African Americans.
- Seminar: Topics in Latino Studies. 3 pts.
Presents selected issues examining the Latino experience in the United States. Students
are shown alternative research methodologies, including quantitative data analysis,
ethnographic research, and interpretive strategies. Students submit a paper at the end of
the term using one of the research methods studied (Course to be proposed).