Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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LATA 1960

A survey of the social, political, cultural and economic history of Latin America from roughly 1800 to the present. Primary aim is to develop a mental map of the history of Latin America - of prominent ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 1960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17059LATA 1960  LEC 001

LATA 2063

Anarchism. What is it good for?  A political philosophy and approach to social organization that arose simultaneous with other grand  "–isms," anarchism, perhaps more than any other idea and practice, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2063

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17064LATA 2063  SEM 101

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

  •  5310LATA 2150  SEM 101

  • 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

  •  5312LATA 2170  SEM 101

  • 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: LSP 2201SPAN 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8212LATA 2200  LEC 001

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

  •  7602LATA 3010  SEM 101

LATA 3015

Rice, wheat, and maize are examples of crops that sustained the civilizations in which they were cultivated for centuries. Sugar is different. Not only is sugar cane a relatively recent transplant, originating ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 3010

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18352LATA 3015  LEC 001

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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  •  8648LATA 3065  LEC 001

LATA 3256

This course is a survey of the rise and decline of civilizations in the Andean region of western South America before the European invasion.  We begin with a consideration of Andean environments and an ... view course details

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  • 16803LATA 3256  LEC 001

LATA 3480

Few areas of cultural expression can rise to the importance of music in Brazilian life.  This seminar-style course employs discussion, critical reading and listening – and hands-on music-making – to investigate ... view course details

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  • 17540LATA 3480  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

  • 16460LATA 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

  •  7203LATA 3613  STU 501

  • Audition required.

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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  • 17407LATA 3800  SEM 101

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

  •  7130LATA 4010  LEC 001

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

LATA 4211

This course will read the historical archive as literature alongside contemporary and canonical theoretical texts that attempt to negotiate ideas of being and blackness. We will interrogate the position ... view course details

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  • 18660LATA 4211  SEM 101

LATA 4970

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6221LATA 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Devoogd, T

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 6011NTRES 6011

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7993LATA 6011  LEC 001

  • 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 6211

This course will read the historical archive as literature alongside contemporary and canonical theoretical texts that attempt to negotiate ideas of being and blackness. We will interrogate the position ... view course details

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  • 18661LATA 6211  SEM 101

LATA 7256

This course asks how anthropologists articulate the relevance of our work in theoretical and political terms by staging an encounter between three disparate strands of scholarship: anthropology of the ... view course details

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  • 17259LATA 7256  LEC 001