Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

LATA 1950

When did the 'Americas' come in to being?  Who created 'them' and how? What other geographic units of analysis might we consider in thinking about what Iberian explorers and intellectuals initially called ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16853LATA 1950  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Bassi Arevalo, E

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 2170SPAN 2170

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5445LATA 2170  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Garcia Pinar, P

  • Prerequisites: SPAN 2095 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor. 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SPAN 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7386LATA 2200  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Lawless, C

LATA 2308

This course examines the development of the Caribbean since the Haitian Revolution.  It  will focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and our readings pay particular attention to the ways in which ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 2308HIST 2541

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16879LATA 2308  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Byfield, J

LATA 2715

This course examines the history of Chile from the 1700s to the present, always with an appreciation for its place in a broader world but always also with attention to its regional and national specificities ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Field studies optional. Combined with: HIST 2715SPAN 2715

  • 4-5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16918LATA 2715  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Craib, R

  • 17251LATA 2715  FLD 801

  • Depart from Ithaca March 28, 2019. Bus to JFK. JFK to Chile and depart for airport late afternoon. April 5, 2019 Sunday--arrive JFK and bus back to Ithaca.

LATA 2800

This course provides an introduction and overview of Brazilian culture. It will study different periods of Brazilian history, through the analysis of films, literature, essays, visual arts, and music. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PORT 2800

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16651LATA 2800  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • De Lemos, S

  • Conducted in English.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 3065ILRLR 3065LSP 3065

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17469LATA 3065  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Martinez-Matsuda, V

LATA 3100

This course provides intermediate level students with the opportunity to advance their oral and written fluency, proficiency, and understanding of the grammar of Portuguese.  In addition, students will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PORT 3100

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16649LATA 3100  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • De Lemos, S

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 crisis of agro-export economies ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3290GOVT 3293

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17378LATA 3290  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Roberts, K

  • 17379LATA 3290  DIS 201

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17380LATA 3290  DIS 202

    • M
    • Staff

  • 17381LATA 3290  DIS 203

    • W
    • Staff

  • 17382LATA 3290  DIS 204

    • F
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 3255ARKEO 3255

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16999LATA 3550  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Henderson, J

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3609

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  7684LATA 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3613

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  6989LATA 3613  STU 501

    • W
    • Miller, C

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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  •  8377LATA 3800  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Monroe, J

LATA 3920

We will focus on writers from Argentina and Brazil whose work is reshaping both the national and the continental canon.  Taking into account different kinds of narrative writing-from personal diaries to ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PORT 3920SPAN 3920

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16389LATA 3920  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Colanzi, L

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATA 6000LSP 4000LSP 6000

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  8541LATA 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

  • 16717LATA 4155  SEM 101

    • W
    • Fernandez, M

LATA 4970

Guided independent study with a faculty member. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6192LATA 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LATA 4000LSP 4000LSP 6000

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  8543LATA 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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 16720LATA 6155  SEM 101

    • W
    • Fernandez, M

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 6255ARKEO 6255

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17062LATA 6255  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Henderson, J