Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Latina/Latino Studies * - Courses

LLS 200 Black Roots in Spanish American Literature
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Examines literature of the Spanish American black experience by writers of African and European ancestry.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LLS 204 Introduction to Puerto Rican Culture
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Explores dichotomies, such as history and myth, culture and acculturation, and tradition and change in relation to the Puerto Rican experience on the island and on the mainland.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LLS 208 Twentieth-Century Puerto Rican Literature
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Studies major Puerto Rican authors of the twentieth century within the framework of historical colonial Puerto Rican reality.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LLS 301 Ethnicity and the Puerto Rican Experience
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Examines class and race as coordinates of the Puerto Rican experience in the world; also considers ethnicity as it relates to the discovery and perception of reality.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LLS 303 Mainland Puerto Rican Experiences
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Examines lifestyle and emerging cultural personality of Puerto Ricans raised on the mainland, as well as Puerto Rican dynamics' role in American social and cultural change.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LLS 305 Contemporary Afro-Caribbean Religion
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Familiarizes students with the rich cultural syncretisms of Afro-Caribbean culture from a Latin American perspective, challenges the miasma of mysticism surrounding the religions as viewed by developed nations, and provides students with the basic skills necessary to conduct field research from an anthropological perspective.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LLS 307 History of Ideas in Puerto Rico
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Examines sociopolitical ideas that have exerted a decisive influence in the formation of a Puerto Rican culture and conscience from the second half of the nineteenth century to present times.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LLS 308 Black Presence in Latin American Culture
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Considers black presence and black heritage within Latin American culture, viewed through literature, films, art, and the theatre. Also explores stereotypes in arts and the mass media.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LLS 401 Seminar in Puerto Rican Studies
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Special topics pertaining to Puerto Rican and Latin American experiences.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


LLS 402 Puerto Rican Literature
Latina/Latino Studies Program

Surveys major issues in Puerto Rican society from the late 1800s to the present as represented in major literary texts from the five literary genres: novel, short story, drama, poetry, and essay. Class, gender, race, and ethnicity are the major topics that inform class readings and discussions. The course's goal is to discover and define what is la puertorriqueñidad.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



LLS 404 Havana: City and Culture
Latina/Latino Studies Program

An interdisciplinary course that examines Havana's urban development, from the sixteenth century to the present, as a process that has produced not only a city of universal projections but also a complex symbolic universe that speaks of the struggles and aspirations of its citizenry. Looks at Havana as a complex spatial phenomenon and gives students the basic background they need to understand fundamental political problems in Cuba's history and the intricacies of its socioracial environment.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



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