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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    Proposed Instructor: Steve Araujo

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

  • LALS 75

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    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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    Proposed Instructor: Greg Landau

  • Visualizing Human Rights

  • LALS 172

    Session 2

    Explores how visual artists take up the subject of human rights in response to urgent challenges facing Latina/o and Latin American communities across the Americas. Examines the imprint of film and media arts reshaping human-rights discourse. Considers persistent themes in Latina/o representation, including colonialism and state terrorism; self-representation and the rights of collectives (racial, ethnic, and sexual groups); social and economic rights. (Meets the methods requirement in Latin America and Latino studies.)

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    Proposed Instructor: Sylvanna Falcon