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THE DEPARTMENT OF LATINO & HISPANIC CARIBBEAN STUDIES (LHCS)

Spring 2015 Course Listings

Lucy Stone Hall, A268, Rutgers University—Livingston Campus

54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854

Phone number: 848.445.3820 | Website: http://latcar.rutgers.edu/

Department Chair: Prof. Nelson Maldonado-Torres, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Undergraduate Director: Prof. Camilla Stevens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Consider our Certificate for Multicultural Competence awarded with 9 credits in LHCS courses.

Please contact Prof. Stevens for LHCS certificate/minor/major advising.

LHCS 01:595:100 INTRODUCTION TO CARIBBEAN STUDIES – 3 credits
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.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&TH

10:20-11:40AM

LIV

LSH-B117

Stevens

02

M&W

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

TIL-103C

Staff

03

T&TH

3:20-4:40PM

LIV

LSH-B117

Dinzey-Flores

LHCS 01:595:101 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO STUDIES – 3 credits
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

T

10:20-1:05PM

LIV

BRR-5117

Banales

02

T&TH

5:00-6:20PM

LIV

BE-213

Banales

03

M&TH

12:00-1:20PM

LIV

BRR-5109

Lauria-Santiago

LHCS 01:595:203 MUSIC OF THE CARIBBEAN – 3 credits
This class surveys the major styles of Latino/a American music. Music will be investigated as socio-cultural constructions, but we will also dissect the rhythmic constructions and typical instrumentation that provide the music with its recognizable qualities. We will explore folkloric and popular music of Latino/a America, concentrating on the development of urban musical phenomenon as expressions of marginalized groups. Discussions will be based on course materials including recordings, articles, videos, guest lectures and workshops related to the socio-historical musical development in Latino/a America.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

TH

5:00-7:45PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Ramos

LHCS 01:595:204 HISTORY OF THE CARIBBEAN TO 1898 – 3 credits
SAS Core Code: HST, SCL
History of the Caribbean 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. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:271.

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TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

4:30-7:30PM

CAC

HH-A6

Fuentes

LHCS 01:595:215 RESEARCH METHODS IN LATINO & CARIBBEAN STUDIES – 3 Credits
Come to explore questions about what counts as knowledge and evidence in Latino and Caribbean Studies, as well as the relation of the field with various areas of inquiry, such as anthropology, literary studies, history, sociology, and cultural studies. Learn various methods in innovative scholarship and learn to use them critically in your own work and daily life.

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TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

W

9:50-12:35PM

CAC

MU-212

Maldonado-Torres

LHCS 01:595:240 LATINO LITERATURE AND CULTURE – 3 credits
SAS Core Code: AHo
Survey of Latino/a literary voices drawn from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban and other Latin American migrations to the U.S. Analysis of the relationship between literary and cultural representation and exile, resistance and assimilation; political presence and identity formation; race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. Theorization of the links between literary modes and genres (autobiography, poetry, novel, film, music) in the cultural representation of U.S. Latinidad. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:240:01.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T&TH

1:10-2:30PM

CAC

HH-A3

Martínez-San Miguel

LHCS 01:595:270 INTRODUCTION TO CARIBBEAN LITERATURE– 3 credits
SAS Core Code: AHp
This course examines literatures from the Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean. Using revolutions in Haiti, Cuba and Grenada as our touchstones, we will read poetry, novels and essays dealing with slavery, colonialism, decolonization, Black Power, socialism, feminism and LGBTQ rights. We will identify central issues at stake within each of these movements and analyze the role of resistance in shaping Caribbean literature. How is the Caribbean represented in imaginative texts? What are the cultural differences between territories, and how does literature help us better understand these differences? Authors will include Alejo Carpentier, Aimé Césaire, Junot Díaz, Merle Collins, Edwidge Danticat, and Nourbese Philip. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:260.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

9:50-12:35PM

CAC

MU-204

Lambert

LHCS 01:595:299 LATINOS & COMMUNITY – 3 credits
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. Credit not given for both this course and 01:590:299.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M

5:00-7:45PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Staff

LHCS 01:595:301 LATINOS & RACE – 3 credits
This course explores the historical, philosophical, and political assumptions behind concepts of race, particularly as they relate to Latino/as. The class examines the social reality, political effects, and collective experiences of racialized identities in the U.S. and beyond. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:302.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

W

5:00-7:45PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Banales

LHCS 01:595:303 LANGUAGE & U.S. LATINO/A CULTURE– 3 credits
Interrelation of diverse linguistic traits & practices in the production of U.S. Latino/a culture. Emphasis on Chicano/a, Mexican-American, Nuyorican/Puerto Rican, Dominican-American, Cuban and Cuban-American contributions in the context of historical & political processes. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:303.

 

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TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

5:00-8:00PM

LIV

BRR-4085

Stephens

LHCS 01:595:307 LATINO ETHNOGRAPHY– 3 credits
This course provides an introduction to reading, writing, and theorizing ethnography and applies this knowledge to the analysis and understanding of ethnographic works about and by Latinos in the U.S. Central questions asked are: What is the craft of ethnography? What kind of knowledge is ethnography and what are its limits? What social, political, and cultural processes inform the production and consumption of ethnographic texts about Latinos? We will take a critical approach to reading and evaluating ethnographic works about and by Latinos and apply our acquired skills in the craft of ethnography to specific writing exercises, which allow us to explore various forms, formats, and styles for “writing Latino culture.” Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:321.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&TH

10:20-11:40AM

LIV

LSH-A256

Berg

LHCS 01:595:312 TOPICS IN LATINO & CARIBBEAN STUDIES: BARRIO & GHETTO LIFE – 3 credits
This course examines the way marginalized neighborhood spaces, that Latinos and Caribbean people occupy, shape social experience. It considers the physical characteristics and symbolic meanings circulated by and about barrios and ghettos, the policies and politics that shape life in these urban spaces, and the cultural productions that emanate from these local geographies.

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TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

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T&TH

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Dinzey-Flores

LHCS 01:595:356 INDEPENDENT STUDY – 3 credits
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.

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TIME

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INTERNSHIP BY PERMISSION ONLY - PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT

LHCS 01:595:370 LAW & LATINO COMMUNITY– 3 credits
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. Open to Juniors and Seniors only.

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T

6:40-9:20PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Cartagena

LHCS 01:595:493, 494 SERVICE LEARNING INTERNSHIP – 1-3 credits
One-credit community service placement in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies

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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

INTERNSHIP BY PERMISSION ONLY- PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT

*Please consult the online university schedule of classes for updates: http://sis.rutgers.edu/soc/

 

LATINO AND HISPANIC CARIBBEAN STUDIES (595)

Certificate in Multicultural Competence


  • The certificate consists of 3 courses (9 credits) completed with a grade of C or better.
  • The 3 courses must be LHCS courses (at least 2 must bear a 595 prefix; 1 course could be a class taken in another department but cross-listed with LHCS when it was taught).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Questions?

Contact LHCS Undergraduate Director

Camilla Stevens | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minor


  • The minor consists of 18 credits completed with a grade of C or better.
  • 595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies and 595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies
  • 595:204 History of the Caribbean to 1898 or 595:205 History of the Caribbean since 1898
  • 595:298 Latinos and Migration or 595:299 Latinos and Community
  • In addition, students in the minor must take two courses at the 300 or 400 level.
  • None of the courses in the minor may be substituted by courses outside the department.
  • Only one independent study course can be counted toward the minor.

*Please note that the minor is under review and that a new one will be in place spring or fall 2015. The courses listed in the current version will fit in the new minor.

Major


  • The major consists of 36 credits completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Introductory Course (3 credits)
    595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies or 595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies
  • Research Methods Course (3 credits)
    Research Methods in Latino and Caribbean Studies (595:215)
  • Interdisciplinary Course Distribution (9 credits, one course from each of the following areas):
    History, Politics, and Philosophy

    Culture and Creative Expressions

    Society, Community, and Environment
  • Capstone Course (3 credits) 01:595:497 Senior Seminar or another approved course
  • Electives (18 credits)
    Students are required to take an additional six courses, of which at least three must be at the 300-level. With the Undergraduate Director’s approval, students may replace up to two electives with courses that are offered by other departments or units of Rutgers University. Credit may be offered for one course in Spanish language or composition at the 200 or 300-level. Only one independent study course may be used to satisfy the requirements, except by students enrolled in the department’s honors program.


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54 Joyce Kilmer Ave
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