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Courses for Spring 2014

LHCS 01:595:100 INTRODUCTION TO CARIBBEAN STUDIES – 3 credit(s)

SAS Core Code: 21st Century Challenges [21C]

Interdisciplinary introduction to the principal questions, themes, and debates in the field of Caribbean studies. Emphasis on the complex connections and fragmentation of the different histories, cultures, and nations of the Caribbean basin.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M & W

5:00-6:20PM

LIV

TIL-253

Bonilla

02

T & TH

5:00-6:20PM

LIV

TIL-252

Peters

03

M & W

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

TIL-253

Peters

LHCS 01:595:101 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO STUDIES – 3 credit(s)

SAS Core Code: 21st Century Challenges [21C]

Interdisciplinary introduction to the principal questions, themes, and debates in the study of Latinos in the US including distinct immigrant, national origin, and ethnic groups.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M & R

12:00-1:20PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Lauria-Santiago

02

M & R

9:50-11:10AM

CAC

HH-A5

Figueroa

03

M & W

3:20-4:40PM

LIV

TIL-105

Figueroa

LHCS 01:595:204 HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN TO 1898 – 3 credit(s)

History of the Caribbean from before the Spanish conquest until the consolidation of the US imperial sphere in 1898. Emphasis on Spanish, English, and French colonialism and the formation of Jamaica, Saint Domingue/Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Española/Dominican Republic.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M & W

4:30-5:50PM

CAC

MU-210

Fuentes

LHCS 01:595:212 SPECIAL TOPICS: QUEER CARIBBEAN WRITING – 3 credits

This course interrogates and explores the intersections between “queer” and “Caribbean” through a look at the region’s literary archive. In this course we will examine writing from the French, Dutch, Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean, which explore questions of same-sex desire, queer intimacies, and transgendering. The texts under discussion range across the region’s multiple territories and uneven cultural terrains of Caribbean gender and sexual expressions as well as across a range of literary genres including plays, narrative essays, poetry, fiction and memoir writing.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

10:20-1:20PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Cummings

LHCS 01:595:299 LATINOS AND COMMUNITY – 3 credit(s)

Historical and contemporary formation and experience of Latino cultural, political, symbolic, and geographic communities in comparative perspective. Participation of Latinos and Latin American migrants in broader communities. Not open to first year students.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

W

10:20-1:20PM

LIV

LSH-A256

FIGUEROA

LHCS 01:595:304 RESEARCH METHODS – 3 credit(s)

An intensive examination of qualitative and quantitative methods commonly used in Latino-studies and ethnic studies research. Special focus on ethnographic, oral history and periodicals research.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

W

9:15-12:15PM

C/D

HCK-117

Decena

LHCS 01:595:305 CARIBBEAN URBANISM AND POLICY – 3 credit(s)

Urbanism in the Caribbean since the colonial period; the social, economic, and political dynamics that have shaped the urban form and the experiences of those who inhabit these cities.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T & R

3:55-5:15PM

C/D

RAB-208

Dinzey-Flores

LHCS 01:595:314 CARIBBEAN NATURAL DISASTERS – 3 credit(s)

This course is an introduction to the various elements that influence hazard and disaster occurrence in the Caribbean region; from the physical-environmental settings related to hazard exposure to the various material, economic, political, institutional, cultural, and social factors that influences peoples vulnerabilities to such events. The course also discusses the elements that facilitate or hinders adaptive capacity and resilience to hazard events.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M & TH

10:20-11:40AM

LIV

LSH-A256

Lopez-Marrero

LHCS 01:595:342 POSTCOLONIAL CARIBBEAN THEATER AND PERFORMANCE 3 credit(s)

Literature plays a key role in the construction and definition of collective identities, and in this class we will consider theater and performance as a special activity that serves to imagine national community. Some of the topics that will organize our discussion will include: storytelling and the oral tradition, re-visioning European dramatic traditions, ritual and carnival, politics and the performance of race, class, and gender, and diaspora. Readings will include contemporary plays by authors from the English (Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago), French (Guadeloupe and Martinique), and Spanish (Cuba and Puerto Rico) speaking islands of the Caribbean, as well as texts on history and culture and some post-colonial and theater theory. Through class discussion of plays, lectures, videos, and music, we will learn to analyze texts and performances in relation to their specific historical and cultural contexts.  It is likely that students will be invited to attend a play in NYC.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T & TH

2:15-3:35PM

C/D

HSB-106

Stevens

LHCS 01:595:370 LAW AND THE LATINO COMMUNITY – 3 credit(s)

Focus on the legal struggle of the Latino community to achieve equality in the U.S. Analyzes organization of migrant workers, immigration laws, bilingual education, and the Latino struggle for equal representation in government.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

6:40-9:30PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Cartagena

LHCS 01:595:393 GLOBAL DIASPORAS IN CARIBBEAN HISTORY – 3 credit(s)

This course opens up new perspectives on the region by examining the historical experiences of migrants to/from and within the Caribbean from the era of the Haitian Revolution in the late 18th century to the present day. Topics include theories of migration and diasporas; the question of labor in the age of emancipation of African slavery; East Indian and Chinese indentured laborers; export economies and West Indian migrations; immigrants from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and homeland politics; daily life and family relations; post-war Caribbean diasporas; and cultural expressions of transnational migrant identity.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T & TH

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

TIL-207

Lopez

LHCS 01:595:494 SERVICE LEARNING INTERNSHIP – 1 credit(s)

By Permission only. One-credit community service placement in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

INTERNSHIP BY PERMISSION ONLY—PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT

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