Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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LATA 1320

This course examines the diverse music of Latin America, covering traditional, popular, and classical repertoire. Listening and discussion will focus on the most significant musical developments from early ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 1320

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8643LATA 1320  SEM 101

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LATA 1950

When did the 'Americas' come in to being?  Who created 'them' and how? What other geographic units of analysis might we consider in thinking about what Iberian explorers and intellectuals initially called ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8502LATA 1950  LEC 001

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LATA 2150

Readings and discussion of representative texts of the 19th and 20th centuries from various regions of Latin America. Among the authors considered are Sarmiento, Hernández, Martí, Darío, Agustini, Cortázar, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SPAN 2150

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6626LATA 2150  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: Spanish 2070 or 2090, or CASE Q+, or permission of instructor.

LATA 2170

This course explores major texts and themes of the Hispanic tradition from the 11th to the 17th centuries. We will examine general questions on literary analysis and the relationship between literature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 2170SPAN 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6630LATA 2170  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SPAN 2070 or SPAN 2090, or CASE Q+, or permission of instructor.

LATA 2800

This course provides an introduction and overview of Brazilian culture. It will study different periods of Brazilian history, through the analysis of films, literature, essays, visual arts, and music. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PORT 2800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9551LATA 2800  SEM 101

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LATA 2950

The course explores the many contributions of the African Diaspora in contemporary Latin America. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries offered new opportunities and equally daunting challenges for Latin ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2950

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17740LATA 2950  LEC 001

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LATA 3550

A survey of the cultural history of ancient Mexico and Central America, emphasizing Aztec and Maya civilizations. The use of ethnographic and historical information to enrich archaeological interpretation ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 3255ARKEO 3255

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16093LATA 3550  LEC 001

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LATA 3609

Deixa Sambar performs several styles of samba, Brazil's national music. Members need not have prior background in music-making, but a good sense of rhythm is desirable. Members include students as well ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 3609

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  8189LATA 3609  STU 501

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LATA 3613

The Cornell Steel Band performs music of Trinidad and Tobago's dynamic "Panarama" culture, focusing on calypso and soca styles.  The band also performs compositions written for the group, and music in ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 3613

  • 0-1 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8190LATA 3613  STU 501

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LATA 4000

An exploration of critical topics in the anthropology, art, economics, history, literature, political science and sociology of Latin American and U.S. Latino contexts. Course features guest speakers from ... view course details

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  •  8476LATA 4000  LEC 001

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LATA 4011

Partners students with community practitioners in a rural region of Ecuador and prepares them for a service trip to Ecuador during Winter break. The class will expose students to a community that has rejected ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: IARD 4011

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17052LATA 4011  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or Graduate students. International Experience and some conversational Spanish preferred.

  • 17053LATA 4011  LAB 401

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LATA 4161

This seminar focuses on visual and performative cultures of the Andes from the Inca empire (ca. 1438-1534) to the present day. It traces the modalities of culture, power, and representation in the framing ... view course details

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  • 16544LATA 4161  SEM 101

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LATA 4250

An introduction to belief systems in ancient Mexico and Central America, emphasizing the blending of religion, astrology, myth, history, and prophecy. Interpreting text and image in pre-Columbian books ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4256ARKEO 4256

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16303LATA 4250  SEM 101

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LATA 4369

This seminar focuses on Latino/a performance within a variety of genres, including drama, film, music, and performance art. The "new global condition" between US Latino/as and Latin America guides our ... view course details

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  •  9286LATA 4369  SEM 101

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LATA 6000

An exploration of critical topics in the anthropology, art, economics, history, literature, political science, and sociology of Latin American and U.S. Latino contexts. Course features guest speakers from ... view course details

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  •  6554LATA 6000  LEC 001

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LATA 6010

Designed to provide students with an opportunity to observe the rich living cultures, environments, ecologies, rural and urban communities, and development issues in tropical southern Mexico. Also designed ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: IARD 6010

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  8481LATA 6010  LEC 001

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LATA 6161

This seminar focuses on visual and performative cultures of the Andes from the Inca empire (ca. 1438-1534) to the present day. It traces the modalities of culture, power, and representation in the framing ... view course details

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  • 16547LATA 6161  SEM 101

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LATA 6482

This seminar is a readings course on works from the past two decades that have wrestled theoretically, empirically, and narratively with the boundary between geography and history. The course is purposefully ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6482

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15774LATA 6482  SEM 101

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