Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

LATA 1951

To what extent does the ideal of the US as a vanguard for democracy and freedom in the world match up with other aspects—military, economic, and humanitarian—of US foreign policy? This same question about ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 1951HIST 1951

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17802LATA 1951  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Craib, R

      Loos, T

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

  •  5621LATA 2150  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Hendrickson, J

  • 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

  •  5623LATA 2170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Pinet, S

  • 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

  •  7880LATA 2200  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Paz-Soldan, E

LATA 2240

This course examines the Caribbean as a site where challenges to and within Western thought emerged. We analyze the ways in which freedom is described in revolutionary thinking by interrogating the following ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2240SPAN 2240

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15882LATA 2240  SEM 101

    • TR
    • McDaniel, S

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

  • 16347LATA 3015  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Aching, G

LATA 3550

An introduction to ancient Mesoamerica, focusing on the nature and development of societies that are arguably the most complex to develop anywhere in the precolumbian Americas.  The course provides a summary ... view course details

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  • 14994LATA 3550  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Henderson, J

LATA 3565

This course surveys the artistic and architectural traditions of Latin America during the period of Spanish colonial rule (ca. 1520s-1820s).  It will center on visual cultures of the viceroyalties of New ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3565VISST 3565

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15657LATA 3565  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

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

  •  8281LATA 3609  STU 501

    • R
    • Pond, S

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

  •  7288LATA 3613  STU 501

    • W
    • Miller, C

  • 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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  • 16352LATA 3800  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Monroe, J

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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  • 17446LATA 4000  LEC 001

    • W
    • Castillo, D

LATA 4155

This seminar will investigate question such, such as: How does the inclusion of technologically engaged practices in the history of Latin American art challenge our understanding of this art? Are there ... view course details

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  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  •  9207LATA 4155  SEM 101

    • W
    • Fernandez, M

LATA 4160

The colonial period in Latin America (circa 1521-1820s) witnessed the formation of one of the most diverse societies in the world.  Labor regimes, religious activities, marriage alliances, and commercial ... view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16953LATA 4160  SEM 101

    • R
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

LATA 4250

An introduction to belief systems in ancient Mexico and Central America, emphasizing the blending of religion, astrology, myth, history, and prophecy. Interpreting text and image in pre-Columbian books ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ANTHR 4256ARKEO 4256

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15020LATA 4250  SEM 101

    • W
    • Henderson, J

LATA 4385

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  • 17469LATA 4385  SEM 101

    • T
    • Romero-Sanchez, S

LATA 4620

In this seminar we will sustain a particular reading of post-1984 Mexico-US border cultural production as "undocumentation." Specifically, we will focus on performance, conceptual, and cinematic practices ... view course details

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  • 16493LATA 4620  SEM 101

    • R
    • Carroll, A

LATA 4970

Guided independent study with a faculty member. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6409LATA 4970  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Devoogd, T

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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  • 17448LATA 6000  LEC 001

    • W
    • Castillo, D

LATA 6155

This seminar will investigate question such, such as: How does the inclusion of technologically engaged practices in the history of Latin American art challenge our understanding of this art? Are there ... view course details

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  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  •  9210LATA 6155  SEM 101

    • W
    • Fernandez, M

LATA 6160

The colonial period in Latin America (circa 1521-1820s) witnessed the formation of one of the most diverse societies in the world.  Labor regimes, religious activities, marriage alliances, and commercial ... view course details

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  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 16957LATA 6160  SEM 101

    • R
    • Cohen-Aponte, A

LATA 6255

An introduction to ancient Mesoamerica, focusing on the nature and development of societies that are arguably the most complex to develop anywhere in the precolumbian Americas.  The course provides a summary ... view course details

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  • 14997LATA 6255  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Henderson, J

LATA 6385

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  • 17472LATA 6385  SEM 101

    • T
    • Romero-Sanchez, S