AMST 2106

AMST 2106

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

This course is an introduction to Latina/o Studies, an interdisciplinary field of knowledge production that focuses on historical, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic experiences of Latinx peoples in the United States—both as a nation and as a geopolitical location in a larger world. We will survey and analyze the arts, histories, cultures, politics, and sociological landscapes of Puerto Ricans, Dominican Americans, Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, Central Americans, as well as other Latinx peoples who have made communities within the United States for centuries, and who are part of Latinx diasporas. Intersections of U.S. Latinx identities are also explored in this course by asking questions related to the fields housed within Latina/o Studies: How is Latina/o/x identity defined and performed? What does the use of an 'x' in Latinx mean or do? How do histories of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the U.S. impact one's Latina/o/x identity?  Many of these questions will be answered by using scholarship produced by the Latina/o Studies Program faculty at Cornell, familiarizing students with the breadth of research and expertise of program.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LSP 2100

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16730 AMST 2106   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Santiago-Irizarry, V

  • Instruction Mode: In Person