Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

Current Course Offerings

For up-to-date enrollment information, see the Schedule of Classes from the Lehman Registrar's Office.

SPRING 2016 COURSES

This is the official list of courses to be offered for the spring 2016 semester by the Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies. The first part includes all the Latin American (LAC) course offerings, the second those for Latino/Puerto Rican Studies (LPR). Fell free to contact any LAC/LPR faculty member for advisement.

 

PART I: Spring 2016 courses in Latin American Studies (LAC)

LAC 143—Introduction to the History of Latin American Art [combined with ARH 143]

          sec. 01           We, 10:00–12:40           In-person                            Mann

Description: A study of the principles of art applied to visual forms with emphasis on modern art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

 

LAC 210—Women in Latin America [combined with ANT 210 & WST 210]

              sec. A01   TBA     Fully online    Ricourt

              sec. A02    TBA    Fully online    Ricourt

              sec. XH81  Th, 6:00–8:40  In-person Ricourt

Description: The course explores the relationship between the socioeconomic position of women and their power in domestic and public spheres in different historical contexts, such as Inca society, as well as contemporary rural and urban settings, making use of historical, ethnographic, and autobiographical sources.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core— World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LAC 214—Literature of the Caribbean [combined with LPR 214]

              sec. A01 TBA Fully online Ohmer

              sec. R01  Th, 200–4:40 In-person  Ohmer

Description: A comparative survey of Caribbean literature, including common themes, structures, and approaches to literary texts. Examples are chosen from works in Spanish, French, English, and Papiamento, read in translation if necessary.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—Creative Expression

 

LAC 216—Latin American Cinema [combined with MCS 210]

              sec. R01 Th, 2:00–4:40  In-person Colburn

Description: An overview of film in Latin America from the silent period to the present.

 

LAC 225—History of the Dominican Republic [combined with HIS 225]

              sec. 81W  We, 6:00–8:40  Hybrid  Levy

Description: Dominican history from pre-Columbian times to the present. The different socio-economic trends involved in the formation of Dominican society, as well as the prominent role played by foreign powers.

 

LAC 231—Latinos in the United States [combined with LPR 242]

              sec. B301 TuTh, 9:30–10:45  In-person Galvez

              sec. K301 MoWe, 2:00–3:15  In-person   Torres

              sec. XW81 We, 6:00–8:40  In person  Torres

Description: A comparative study of the social, political, and economic processes affecting Latino groups in the United States. Discussion will focus on the variable adaptations made by Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Dominicans, Cubans, Colombians, and other Latinos in their migration and settlement within American society.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—US Experience in Its Diversity.

LAC 233—Latin American Literature in Translation [combined with SPA 233]

              sec. A01 TBA  Fully online  Colón Torres

Description: The poetry, novel, and essay of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

LAC 235—Caribbean Societies [combined with AAS 235]

              sec. I301 MoWe, 11:00–12:15 In-person  Jarvis

              sec. IA1W TBA  Fully online Evangelista

Description: A comparative study of Caribbean societies and cultures, with emphasis on the commonality and diversity in their historical, social, political, and economic development.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LAC 238—Societies and Cultures of Latin America [combined with ANT 238]

              sec. C301 TuTh 11:00–12:15  In-person   Galvez

Description: Description and analysis of these areas' distinctive ecological, economic, socio-political, and ideological systems.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LAC 241—Literature of the English & Francophone Caribbean [combined with AAS 241]

              sec. A01W  TBA   Fully online Evangelista

Description: Analysis of the literary works of Caribbean writers. Poetry, the novel, drama, and other literary forms of major authors.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—Creative Expression

 

LAC 266—Introduction to Latin America & the Carribean I [combined with HIS 266]

              sec. H01W  Mo, 11:00–12:50  Hybrid   Renique

Description: Survey of the peoples and civilizations of Pre-Columbian America and of the institutions, economy, history, and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean from the European conquest to the early nineteenth century (1492-1808).

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LAC 267—Introduction to Latin America & the Caribbean II [combined with HIS 267]

              sec. H01W  We, 12:30–1:45   Hybrid  Renique

Description: Survey of the nations and cultures, history, economy, and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean from the early nineteenth century to the present.

Requirement designation: Flexible CoreWorld Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LAC 306—Haitian-Dominican Border: Nation, Race and State [combined with AAS 306]

              sec. XT81   Tu, 6:00–8:40   In-person  Ricourt

Description: Major issues in the socio-historical development and dynamics of the Haitian-Dominican border, including physical and psychological divisions, social formations, state formation, migration, bi-national relations, and human rights.

 

LAC 318—Early Civilizations of Mexico & Central American [combined with ANT 318]

              sec. 01  Mo, 12:00–3:30  In-person  McNeil

Description: The Aztec and Mayan civilizations of Mexico and northern Central America from the earliest peopling of the new world to the civilizations encountered by Cortes and the Spanish. Topics include the origins of agriculture and settled life, the earliest civilizations, Olmec art, Mayan astronomy, and Aztec sacrifice.

 

LAC 321—Latino New York [combined with LPR 321]

              sec. XM81   Mo, 6:00–8:40  In-person  Torres

Description: A multidisciplinary investigation of the presence and impact of Latino populations in New York City from 1800s to the present.

LAC 331—Modern Latin America [combined with HIW 331]

            sec. XM81 Mo, 6:00–8:40  In-person   Renique

Description: The nations of Latin America from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, with a focus on political reform and revolution, economic development, and social movements.

 

LAC 332—Political Systems in Latin America [combined with POL 332]

              sec. XH81 Th, 6:00–8:40   In-person   Colburn

Description: Domestic institutions and foreign policies of selected Latin American republics.

 

LAC 334—Musical Experience of Caribbean Cultures & Societies [combined with AAS 334]

              sec. R01  Th, 2:00–4:30  In-person   Badillo

Description: Analysis of music and performance in Caribbean cultures and societies.

 

LAC 337—Latin America & the US from 1823 to Present [combined with HIS 337]

              sec. 81W  We, 6:00–8:40   Hybrid   Levy

Description: Relations between the United States and Latin American countries since their creation as independent republics.

 

LAC 352—Special Topics: El cuento: Siglo XX Latinoamericano [combined with LAC 352]

              sec. 01   We, 5:00–7:40   In-person   Fernández

Description: Study of selected themes (e.g., women) or modes (e.g., parody) or literary forms and strategies (e.g., first-person narrative) in Peninsular and/or Spanish-American literatures.

 

PART II: Spring 2016 courses in Latino/Puerto Rican Studies (LPR)

LPR 212—History of Puerto Rico [Combined with HIS 212]

              sec. 01W     MoWe, 12:30–1:45  Hybrid   Levy

              sec. XH81   Th, 6:00–8:40     In-person    Franqui Rivera

Description: Survey of the history of Puerto Rico.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core— World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LPR 213—Puerto Rican Culture: Global Identities

              sec. A01    TBA  Fully online   Totti

Description: Culture as seen from the comparative perspectives of Hispanic Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. experience. Particular attention on identity formation, hybridity, and change among island and mainland Puerto Ricans.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core— World Cultures & Global Issues.

 

LPR 214—Literature of the Caribbean [combined with LAC 214]

              sec. A01  TBA   Fully online  Ohmer

              sec. R01   Th, 200–4:40 In-person    Ohmer

Description: A comparative survey of Caribbean literature, including common themes, structures, and approaches to literary texts. Examples are chosen from works in Spanish, French, English, and Papiamento, read in translation if necessary.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—Creative Expression

 

LPR 232—Family & Gender Relations among Latinos

              sec. Q01  Tu, 2:00–4:40 Hybrid  Totti

Description: Comparative study of gender relations and the family among Latinos in the U.S.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—US Experience in Its Diversity.

 

LPR 242—Latinos in the United States [combined with LAC 231]

              sec. B301  TuTh, 9:30–10:45   In-person   Galvez

              sec. K301    MoWe, 2:00–3:15  In-person   Torres

              sec. XW81   We, 6:00–8:40  In person Torres

Description: A comparative study of the social, political, and economic processes affecting Latino groups in the United States. Discussion will focus on the variable adaptations made by Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Dominicans, Cubans, Colombians, and other Latinos in their migration and settlement within American society.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—US Experience in Its Diversity.

 

LPR 269—History of U.S. Latinos

              sec. 01W   Fr, 12:00–2:40  In-person   Badillo

Description: The history of Latinos in the United States from their seventeenth-century beginnings to the present.

Requirement designation: Flexible Core—US Experience in Its Diversity.

 

LPR 321—Latino New York [combined with LAC 321]

              sec. XM81  Mo, 6:00–8:40  In-person  Torres

Description: A multidisciplinary investigation of the presence and impact of Latino populations in New York City from 1800s to the present.

 

 

*Please note, with the change of Puerto Rican Studies to Latino/Puerto Rican Studies, all courses formally listed with the alphanumeric prefix PRS now have the prefix LPR.

 

 

 

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