Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

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

  •  8316LATA 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

  •  6604LATA 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

  •  6606LATA 2170  SEM 101

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

LATA 2308

This course examines the development of the Caribbean since the Haitian Revolution.  It  will focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and our readings pay particular attention to the ways in which ... view course details

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  • 16381LATA 2308  LEC 001

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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

  •  8767LATA 2800  SEM 101

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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

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  8056LATA 3613  STU 501

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LATA 3790

What place does sin have in contemporary culture, from ethics to aesthetics?  How do we consider sin, as a condition, an act, a choice?  How does a particular community-religious, literary, ethnic-consider ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 3790SPAN 3790

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17661LATA 3790  SEM 101

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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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  •  8294LATA 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

  •  9699LATA 4011  LEC 001

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

  •  9700LATA 4011  LAB 401

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LATA 4260

This course analyzes different types of historical and contemporary social movements in Latin America. It begins with an overview of class-based labor and peasant movements, including their relationships ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 4264

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16575LATA 4260  SEM 101

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  • Preference given to Government Seniors and Juniors. Fulfills government senior seminar requirement.

LATA 4268

Examines the structure and history of the largest polity in ancient Mexico, the "empire" of the Aztecs, using descriptions left by Spanish invaders, accounts written by Aztecs under Colonial rule, and ... view course details

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  • 18476LATA 4268  SEM 101

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LATA 4590

This topics course examines the processes that gave rise to various radical political movements in parts of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings and discussion around particular historical ... view course details

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  • 17567LATA 4590  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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  •  6534LATA 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

  •  8298LATA 6010  LEC 001

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LATA 6310

Examines the historical development of labor movements in Latin America, their role in national political and economic development, and the impact of economic liberalization, authoritarianism, ... view course details

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  • 18005LATA 6310  LEC 001

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LATA 6590

This topics course examines the processes that gave rise to various radical political movements in parts of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings and discussion around particular historical ... view course details

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  • 17979LATA 6590  SEM 101

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LATA 7268

Examines the structure and history of the largest polity in ancient Mexico, the "empire" of the Aztecs, using descriptions left by Spanish invaders, accounts written by Aztecs under Colonial rule, and ... view course details

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  • 18477LATA 7268  SEM 101

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