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

  • 17000LATA 1320  SEM 101

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17569LATA 1950  LEC 001

  • 17570LATA 1950  DIS 201

  • 17571LATA 1950  DIS 202

  • 17572LATA 1950  DIS 203

  • 17573LATA 1950  DIS 204

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: SPAN 2150

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6558LATA 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

  •  6560LATA 2170  SEM 101

  • 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

  • 16164LATA 2800  SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.

LATA 3031

This course will examine the "age of democratic revolutions" in the Americas from the perspective of the Black Atlantic. During this momentous era, when European monarchies were successfully challenged ... view course details

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  • 16660LATA 3031  LEC 001

LATA 3470

To what extent is New York City part of the Caribbean? This course explores the ways in which writers from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic write New York, whether as tourists, residents, ... view course details

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  • 17045LATA 3470  SEM 101

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 Graded

  •  9622LATA 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

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  7900LATA 3613  STU 501

LATA 3681

Testimonio is a type of writing known in Latin America and integral to U.S. Latina and Chicana traditions. The testimonio usually tells a story in a collective mode, or offers an individual's story as ... view course details

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  • 16409LATA 3681  SEM 101

LATA 4000

Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American ... view course details

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  • 18294LATA 4000  LEC 001

LATA 4617

This seminar seeks to examine the relationships among three topics: (i) social vision (a form of collective intentionality), (ii) institutional corruption in Mexico, and (iii) artistic visual representations ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SHUM 4617VISST 4617

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17055LATA 4617  SEM 101

LATA 4910

An analysis of Latin American literary texts and their relationship with the changing media landscape of the 20th century. We will explore how Latin American authors have engaged thematically and formally ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SPAN 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16203LATA 4910  SEM 101

  • This is the senior seminar for Spanish majors.

LATA 6000

Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American ... view course details

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  • 18296LATA 6000  LEC 001

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

  •  8072LATA 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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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 4311ILRIC 6310

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16441LATA 6310  LEC 001

LATA 6481

This seminar is a readings and research course that examines works in the broad field of Latin American studies (history, literature, anthropology, and others) from the past five decades that have wrestled ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6481

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Space and Politics in the Americas

  • 16933LATA 6481  SEM 101