Latin American Studies (LATA)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

LATA 1220

1210-1220 is an introductory sequence that allows students to develop basic fluency in Quechua, the most widely spoken indigenous language in the Americas.  Students learn elements of Quechua's phonetics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: QUECH 1220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19511 LATA 1220   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall G22
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Arias, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 1802

This course seeks a fuller recounting of U.S. history by remapping what we understand as "America." We will examine traditional themes in the teaching of U.S. history—territorial expansion and empire, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17045 LATA 1802   LEC 001

    • TR Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 1950

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17118 LATA 1950   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Bassi Arevalo, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17119 LATA 1950   DIS 201

    • R Uris Hall 498
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17121 LATA 1950   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  3558 LATA 2170   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 312
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Vazquez Rodriguez, H

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  5056 LATA 2200   LEC 001

    • TR Uris Hall 260
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Fornoff, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 2252

This seminar examines the Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Dominican diasporas in the United States. We will examine US relations with these three countries; the root causes of this Caribbean migration; their ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2253HIST 2253LSP 2253

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18370 LATA 2252   SEM 101

    • TR McGraw Hall 215
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Garcia, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2715SPAN 2715

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17594 LATA 2715   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 16936 LATA 2800   SEM 101

    • MWF Uris Hall 394
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Osborne, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3010LSP 3010PMA 3010

  • 1-3 Credits Graded

  • 16958 LATA 3010   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 3015

When sugar "was king," that is, when it was valued in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as we might value petroleum today, European nations went to war in order to possess the sugar producing islands ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17388 LATA 3015   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Aching, G

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17360 LATA 3256   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Henderson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 3336

This course focuses on a place and a concept where two of the most urgent issues of our times - migration and environmental degradation - converge, collide, and shape each other. It examines borders not ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  6531 LATA 3336   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Banerjee, A

      Castillo, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3609

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 18183 LATA 3609   STU 501

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MUSIC 3613

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  •  4740 LATA 3613   STU 501

    • W Bailey Hall 101
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Miller, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 3623

In recent decades the Andean region of Latin America has become a focal point of international debate over alternative models of economic development and their environmental consequences. Windfall revenues ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3623

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 16878 LATA 3623   LEC 001

    • W White Hall B14
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Roberts, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must complete GOVT 3613, GOVT 3614, and GOVT 3623 for a final grade and Arts and Sciences distribution.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17285 LATA 3800   SEM 101

    • TR Sibley Hall 115
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Monroe, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  5799 LATA 4000   LEC 001

    • M Uris Hall 202
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Castillo, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 4155

Topic: Latin American Moderinsims and Technology. The involvement of Latin American artists with modern media technologies dates at least to the late nineteenth century and has especially flourished in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 17273 LATA 4155   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 17279 LATA 4160   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 4215

This course is an exploration of Maya understandings of their own history as it is reflected in ancient texts. We will begin by looking at episodes in Colonial and recent history to illustrate some of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17366 LATA 4215   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall B65
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Henderson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 4970

Guided independent study with a faculty member. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4184 LATA 4970   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Devoogd, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  5801 LATA 6000   LEC 001

    • M Uris Hall 202
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Castillo, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 6155

Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology. The involvement of Latin American artists with modern media technologies dates at least to the late nineteenth century and has especially flourished in ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Latin American Modernisms and Technology

  • 17276 LATA 6155   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Art and Identity in Colonial Latin America

  • 17546 LATA 6160   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 6256

This course is an exploration of Maya understandings of their own history as it is reflected in ancient texts. We will begin by looking at episodes in Colonial and recent history to illustrate some of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17369 LATA 6256   SEM 101

    • W McGraw Hall B65
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Henderson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

LATA 6336

This course focuses on a place and a concept where two of the most urgent issues of our times - migration and environmental degradation - converge, collide, and shape each other. It examines borders not ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  6532 LATA 6336   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Banerjee, A

      Castillo, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17363 LATA 7256   LEC 001

    • TR White Hall 110
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Henderson, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person