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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  • 17201LATA 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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  •   Combined with: HIST 1960

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16486LATA 1960  LEC 001

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 2550VISST 2550

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16685LATA 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

  •  5516LATA 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

  •  5518LATA 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

  •  7532LATA 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

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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  • 16959LATA 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

  •  7847LATA 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

  •  7106LATA 3613  STU 501

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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  •  8885LATA 3800  SEM 101

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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  •  9323LATA 4000  LEC 001

LATA 4165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 16812LATA 4165  SEM 101

LATA 4268

Examines the structure and history of the largest polity in ancient Mexico, the "empire" of the Aztecs, using descriptions left by Spanish invaders, accounts written by Aztecs under Colonial rule, and ... view course details

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  • 16949LATA 4268  SEM 101

LATA 4970

Guided independent study with a faculty member. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6287LATA 4970  IND 601

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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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  •  9325LATA 6000  LEC 001

LATA 6165

This course will look at visual representations of cross-cultural encounters throughout the early modern period with a special emphasis on exchanges between Europe and the Americas (15th-18th centuries). ... view course details

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  • 16818LATA 6165  SEM 101

LATA 6481

Topic:  Readings in the social history of modern Latin America. This course is an intensive readings seminar primarily for, but in no way limited to, graduate students preparing for minor and major fields ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6481

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Historiography of the Modern Period

  • 16970LATA 6481  SEM 101

LATA 6770

This course explores how Caribbean music-such as son, merengue, and reggaetón-dialogues with literature in Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and New York.  Theoretical readings on Caribbeanness ... view course details

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  • 17927LATA 6770  SEM 101

LATA 7268

Examines the structure and history of the largest polity in ancient Mexico, the "empire" of the Aztecs, using descriptions left by Spanish invaders, accounts written by Aztecs under Colonial rule, and ... view course details

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  • 16969LATA 7268  SEM 101