Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8140LATA 1950  LEC 001

  • 16722LATA 1950  DIS 201

  • 16723LATA 1950  DIS 202

  • 16724LATA 1950  DIS 203

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  • 16725LATA 1950  DIS 204

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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

  •  6565LATA 2150  SEM 101

  • 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

  •  6567LATA 2170  SEM 101

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

LATA 3060

This course provides a general, critical introduction to the history of Mexico since its independence from Spanish rule in the early nineteenth century.  Rather than a chronological summation of events ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 3060LSP 3061

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15934LATA 3060  LEC 001

LATA 3290

This course is designed as an introduction to political, economic, and social issues in 20th century Latin America. Topics are organized chronologically, beginning with the crisis of agro-export economies ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3290GOVT 3293

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16414LATA 3290  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in partnership with the Spanish Language Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3293 may enroll in an optional one credit course, SPAN 3020.

  • 16415LATA 3290  DIS 201

  • 16416LATA 3290  DIS 202

  • 16417LATA 3290  DIS 203

  • 16418LATA 3290  DIS 204

LATA 3566

This course introduces students to the arts of the ancient Americas from circa 2000 BC to the Spanish invasions of the 15th and 16th centuries. The inhabitants of the Americas produced outstanding works ... view course details

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  • 16752LATA 3566  LEC 001

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

  • 16413LATA 3609  STU 501

LATA 3613

The Cornell Steel Band explores the wide variety of music for an orchestra of instruments fashioned from 55-gallon oil drums, and an "engine room" of non-pitched percussion. Interwoven into the focus on ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 3613

  • 0-1 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7942LATA 3613  STU 501

LATA 3800

As globalization draws the Americas ever closer together, reshaping our sense of a common and uncommon American culture, what claims might be made for a distinctive, diverse poetry and poetics of the America? ... view course details

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  • 16073LATA 3800  SEM 101

LATA 4165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 15849LATA 4165  SEM 101

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

  •  8125LATA 6010  LEC 001

LATA 6165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 15852LATA 6165  SEM 101

LATA 6210

Provides an introduction to the challenges posed by the movement of people across borders. Examines the links between globalization and migration, and explores the implications of contemporary migrations ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6010LSP 6010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16862LATA 6210  LEC 001