Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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LATA 1802

This course seeks a fuller recounting of U.S. history by remapping what we understand as "America." We will examine traditional themes in the teaching of U.S. history—territorial expansion and empire, ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9672LATA 1950  LEC 001

  •  9673LATA 1950  DIS 201

  •  9674LATA 1950  DIS 202

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

  •  6262LATA 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

  •  6264LATA 2170  SEM 101

  • 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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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2308HIST 2541

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16370LATA 2308  LEC 001

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

  •  9028LATA 2800  SEM 101

  • Conducted in English.

LATA 3470

This course explores Caribbean literary, sonic, and visual cultures in New York City from the late 19th century to the present, and examines the ways in which Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican diasporic ... view course details

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  •  9434LATA 3470  SEM 101

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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  • 16835LATA 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

  •  8652LATA 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

  •  7507LATA 3613  STU 501

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    • Miller, C

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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  •  9883LATA 4000  LEC 001

LATA 4162

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, ... view course details

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  • 17062LATA 4162  SEM 101

LATA 4215

This course is an exploration of Maya understandings of their own history as it is reflected in ancient texts. We will begin by looking at episodes in Colonial and recent history to illustrate some of ... view course details

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  • 16442LATA 4215  SEM 101

LATA 4565

The movement of things like narcotics and of people like laborers has been a profoundly compelling subject for artists of every form. This course will study television series such as Weeds and The Wire ... view course details

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  • 16761LATA 4565  SEM 101

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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  •  9885LATA 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

  •  7660LATA 6010  LEC 001

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    • Hobbs, P

LATA 6162

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, ... view course details

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  • 17066LATA 6162  SEM 101

LATA 6210

This seminar will examine the links between globalization and migration and explore the character and dimensions of "unauthorized" migration in several regions of the world. Drawing on cases from Europe, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRIC 6010LSP 6010

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16563LATA 6210  LEC 001

LATA 6256

This course is an exploration of Maya understandings of their own history as it is reflected in ancient texts. We will begin by looking at episodes in Colonial and recent history to illustrate some of ... view course details

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  • 16857LATA 6256  SEM 101