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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  • 16928LATA 1321  LEC 001

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17060LATA 1960  DIS 201

  • 17061LATA 1960  DIS 202

  • 17062LATA 1960  DIS 203

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

  • 16174LATA 2050  LEC 001

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

  •  6107LATA 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

  •  6109LATA 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: SPAN 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8562LATA 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

  •  8231LATA 3010  SEM 101

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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  •  8723LATA 3065  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

  •  9207LATA 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

  •  7862LATA 3613  STU 501

  • Audition required.

LATA 4155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution

  • 17176LATA 4155  SEM 101

LATA 4565

The trafficking in people and narcotics has held the attention of American writers and visual artists for more than three centuries. In this course we will read broadly to consider how various forms of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENGL 4920LSP 4565

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16362LATA 4565  SEM 101

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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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4732

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17065LATA 4732  SEM 101

LATA 4970

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6922LATA 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Devoogd, T

LATA 6155

Topic for spring 2017: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution to Dissimulation view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Politics in Latin America: From Revolution

  • 17179LATA 6155  SEM 101

LATA 6482

This seminar is a readings course on works from the past two decades that have wrestled theoretically, empirically, and narratively with the boundary between geography and history. The course is purposefully ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6482

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17680LATA 6482  SEM 101