THE DEPARTMENT OF LATINO & HISPANIC CARIBBEAN STUDIES (LHCS)

Fall 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.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&TH

10:55-12:15PM

C/D

RAB-208

Stevens

02

M&W

5:00-6:20PM

LIV

TIL-253

Bonilla

03

T&TH

5:00-6:20PM

LIV

BE-219

Lopez

04

T

10:20-1:05PM

LIV

TIL-252

Miller

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

M&W

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

BE-201

Banales

02

T&TH

1:40-3:00PM

LIV

TIL-252

Dinzey-Flores

03

T

6:40-9:25PM

LIV

LSH-B105

Banales

04

TH

6:40-9:25PM

LIV

TIL-105

Ramos

LHCS 01:595:226 ART AND VISUAL CULTURAL CARIBBEAN – 3 credits
Introduction to art and visual culture of the Caribbean from pre-Conquest to the present. Representational practices in relation to the region’s diversity, history of colonization, dictatorships, and revolutions. Role of the visual in defining national, gendered, classed, racial and regional identities. Prerequisite: 01:595:101 recommended. Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:291:01. Fulfills Culture and Creative Expressions distribution.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&W

3:20-4:40PM

LIV

BRR-5101

Flores

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. Discussion of exile, resistance and assimilation; political presence and identity formation; race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality; and examination of literary modes and genres (autobiography, poetry, novel, film, music. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:240. Fulfills Culture and Creative Expressions distribution

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&W

1:10-2:30PM

CAC

SC-201

Sifuentes

LHCS 01:595:295 LATINO AND CARIBBEAN CULTURAL STUDIES – 3 Credits
Sas Core Code: [AHp], [WCR]
Comparative study of Latino and Caribbean cultures by reviewing key definitions of culture, paying attention to the historical and disciplinary development of the term, as well as the key debates on cultural studies in the Humanities.

The second part of the course reviews some of the key debates in the study of culture in Caribbean and Latinos studies, such as the links between historical experience, ethnicity, race and culture, the quest for and critique of national and ethnic identities, populism and studies on popular culture, the cultural contacts paradigm and hybridity, the multicultural debate, the Culture Wars of the 1980s, gender and queer studies, the study of cultures in displacement, the ethnic turn in cultural studies, the analysis of visual cultures, and the emergence of pop, media and electronic cultures. Credit not given for both this course and Comp. Lit 01:195:295, or American Studies 01:050:295. Fulfills Culture and Creative Expressions distribution.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&W

6:40-8:00PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Martinez-San Miguel

LHCS 01:595:298 LATINOS & MIGRATION – 3 credits
SAS Core Code: [SCL]
Historical and contemporary experience of Latinos and Latin Americans with migration to/from the United States and migration within the United States. Development of regional, national, and transnational practices. Emphasis on causes and experience of migration. Fulfills Society, Community, and Environment distribution.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&TH

10:20-11:40PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Berg

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 Latin American Studies 01:590:299:01, or American Studies 01:050:200:03.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

M&W

6:10-7:30PM

CAC

FH-A1

Banales

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.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T&TH

3:20-4:40PM

LIV

LSH-A256

Dinzey-Flores

LHCS 01:595:390 THE HISTORY OF CUBA – 3 credits
Study of Cuba from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Deals with the long battle for freedom during the 19th and 20th centuries. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:370.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

T&TH

1:10-2:30PM

CAC

SC-114

Lopez

LHCS 01:595:493, 494 SERVICE LEARNING INTERNSHIP – 1-3 credits
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

LHCS 01:595:495 INDEPENDENT STUDY – 3 credits
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors 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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DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

LHCS 01:595:497 SENIOR SEMINAR IN LATINO & CARIBBEAN STUDIES– 3 credits
Special seminar on advanced and specialized research themes on the Caribbean and Latinos in the US. Open to fourth year LHCS Majors/Minors. By special permission of department.

SEC

DAY

TIME

CAMPUS

LOCATION

PROFESSOR

01

W

9:50-12:35PM

CAC

SC-219

Bonilla

*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.