Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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LATA 1321

This class is a survey of music practices among Mexican communities both in Mexico and in the U.S. Taking contemporary musical practices as a point of departure, the class explores the historical, cultural, ... view course details

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  • 18239LATA 1321  LEC 001

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  • 18240LATA 1321  DIS 201

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  • 18241LATA 1321  DIS 202

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LATA 2050

This course is designed to introduce students to Latin American art from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It will cover the arts of ancient civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, Moche, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 2550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16756LATA 2050  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

  •  5841LATA 2150  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisites: SPAN 2070 or 2090 or CASE Q+, or permission of instructor. Conducted in Spanish. This is a core course for the major.

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

  •  5844LATA 2170  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SPAN 2070 or SPAN 2090 or CASE Q+, or permission of instructor. Course is conducted in Spanish. This is a core course for the major.

LATA 2200

Interdisciplinary course offered every spring. Topics vary by semester, but readings always focus on current research in various disciplines and regions of Latin America. The range of issues addressed ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: SPAN 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15797LATA 2200  LEC 001

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LATA 3010

Students develop a specific dramatic text for full-scale production. The course involves selection of an appropriate text, close analysis of the literary aspects of the play, and group evaluation of its ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3010LSP 3010

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8472LATA 3010  SEM 101

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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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  • 16556LATA 3031  LEC 001

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LATA 3065

Immigration discourse and policy has played a central role in shaping the modern American nation-state, including its composition, values, and institutions. This course begins in the late nineteenth century, ... view course details

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  • 16624LATA 3065  LEC 001

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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 process of industrialization ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7750LATA 3290  LEC 001

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  • Sections will be scheduled during the first day of class.

  • 17135LATA 3290  DIS 201

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  • 17136LATA 3290  DIS 202

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  • 17137LATA 3290  DIS 203

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  • 17139LATA 3290  DIS 204

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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

  • 0-1 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7950LATA 3613  STU 501

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  • Audition required.

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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  •  7971LATA 4000  LEC 001

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LATA 4010

Acquaints students with the cultural, historical, socio-political, literary, anthropological, health, agricultural, and development issues in southern Mexico. The lectures/discussions establish the global ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: IARD 4010

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  7859LATA 4010  LEC 001

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  • There is an optional Spanish language discussion section offered for IARD/LATA 4010.

LATA 4160

Topic for spring 2015: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16778LATA 4160  SEM 101

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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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  • 15860LATA 4215  SEM 101

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LATA 4732

Latin America today is the site of multiple utopian and practical experiments in governance. This seminar will problematize the simultaneous growth of neo-liberal, neo-socialist, and para-state formations. ... view course details

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  • 15886LATA 4732  SEM 101

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LATA 4970

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6870LATA 4970  IND 601

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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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  •  5822LATA 6000  LEC 001

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LATA 6011

This is the second part of the course (IARD 4011 or LATA 4011 is first taken in the fall) taken on return from Ecuador. Partners students with community practitioners in a rural region of Ecuador after ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: IARD 6011

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15380LATA 6011  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: Junior, Senior or Graduate students. International Experience and some conversational Spanish preferred. Students have to take IARD4011 as a pre-requisite to taking 6011

LATA 6160

Topic for spring 2015: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16782LATA 6160  SEM 101

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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

  •  9114LATA 6210  LEC 001

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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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  • 15863LATA 6256  SEM 101

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LATA 6308

This seminar examines the relationships between consciousness and the body, as leading thinkers on Caribbean colonial and postcolonial conditions have posited them. Readings will be organized around three ... view course details

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  • 17958LATA 6308  SEM 101

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LATA 7732

Latin America today is the site of multiple utopian and practical experiments in governance. This seminar will problematize the simultaneous growth of neo-liberal, neo-socialist, and para-state formations. ... view course details

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  • 15890LATA 7732  SEM 101

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