Latin American & Latino Studies Summer Courses


    Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies

  • LALS 1

    Session 1

    Interdisciplinary introduction presenting the elements for studying Latin American politics and economics, culture, and society as well as the dynamics of Latino communities in the U.S. Special attention paid to issues of colonialism, human rights, U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, racism, capitalist globalization, migration, to emerging political and economic shifts in the Americas, and to new local and transnational efforts for social change on the part of Latin America's peoples and Latinos in the U.S. (General Education Code(s): ER, IS, E.) 

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  • Race, Class, and Gender

  • LALS 45

    Session 2

    Examines the economic, social, political, and cultural experience of communities of color (Latinas/os, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans) and women in the U.S., through a sociological perspective. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, the relationship among individual actions, social institutions, societal forces, and social change are analyzed. (Formerly course 80G.) (General Education Code(s): ER, T3-Social Sciences, E.)

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  • Art and Social Change in Latin America: Diego Rivera (online)

  • LALS 75

    Online only class.

    Session 2

    Explores the works of Diego Rivera, other Mexican muralists, and the Latin American cultural movements that developed to address relevant social and political issues.

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  • Grassroots Social Change in Latin America

  • LALS 145

    Session 1

    Focuses on the analysis of collective action by underrepresented groups in Latin America. Concepts and issues include political participation and impact, gender, ethnicity and race, class, the environment, religion, non-governmental organizations, and social capital. Prerequisite(s): any two Latin American and Latino studies courses or permission of instructor; open to graduate students.(General Education Code(s): CC, E.)

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