01:595:100Introduction to Caribbean Studies
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.

 01:595:101Introduction to Latino Studies
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.

01:595:200Puerto Rican Cultural Heritage
Origin and development of Puerto Rican culture on the island and in the U.S. Selective focus on the family, religion, morality, race relations, sex roles, and institutions of authority.

01:595:201African Belief Systems And The Latino Community
Historical examination of ancestor worship, Santería (Cuba), Vodun (Santo Domingo), Espiritismo (Puerto Rico), and other African-based belief systems. Formation from African to slave societies and use in contemporary period.
Credit not given for this course and 01:014:201

 01:595:203Musical Expression of Latin America
Contemporary history of Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, and other Latin Americans through the legacy of song.

 01:595:204 History of the Caribbean to 1898
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.

01:595:205 History of the Caribbean since 1898
Overview of the history of the Caribbean since the formation of the US sphere of influence in 1898. Emphasis on the Hispanic Caribbean and Haiti with consideration of the English-speaking nations.

01:595:206 The Caribbean and the United States
Political relationships between the United States and the countries of the Caribbean Basin since 1898. Political history, political economy, colonialism, nationalism, and the conflicted and contradictory role of the United States in the formation of national states during the 20th century.

01:595:210 Women in the Caribbean-Caribbean Women in the US
Examines the experience of Caribbean women in nations of origin and in diasporic communities in the US. Focus on work, migration, transnationalism, family, daily life, gender relations, and politics.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:210.

 01:595:220 Origins And Development of Puerto Rican Political Parties
Development of political parties and organizations in Puerto Rico's political status options.

 01:595:225 Caribbean Cinema
An examination of the outstanding films produced in the Hispanic Caribbean region.

 01:595:226 Art and Visual Culture in the Caribbean
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.
01:595:101 recommended as a prerequisite.

01:595:231 Social Class Development In Puerto Rico
Theories of social class formation and the process of social change examined through the historical development of social classes in Puerto Rico.

01:595:266 Puerto Rican Literature
Study of development of Puerto Rican literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers: Pales Matos, Corretjer, Marquez, Gonzalez, Soto, Diaz, Valcarcel, Sanchez, and Blanco.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:331, 332

 01:595:267 Latino Literature

01:595:297 Caribbean Societies
This course is an examination of Caribbean societies through the perspective of social development. The course surveys the social, economic, political, and cultural realities in contemporary Caribbean societies with an eye to the policy interventions devised to address them. The course is divided in two parts. In the first part, you will be introduced to the central policy areas for social and economic development in the Caribbean, develop an understanding of what is a social problem, and come to understand the history and theory behind ideas of development. In the second part of the course, students will examine a number of social development areas in order to assess the policies utilized to address them and begin to think about alternative social policy directions.

01:595:298 Latinos and Migration
Historical and contemporary experience of Latinos and Latin Americans with migration to/from the US and migration within the US. Development of regional, national, and transnational practices. Emphasis on causes and experience of migration.
Not open to first year students.

01:595:299 Latinos and Community
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.

01:595:300 Slavery in the Caribbean

01:595:301 Latinos and Race

01:595:302 Dominican Transnational Cultures
Importance of transnationalism to the Dominican Republic from the "first encounter" with Europeans to contemporary migration and cultural patterns.
Open to third and fourth year students only.

01:595:303 Language & U.S. Latino/a Culture
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.

01:595:304 Research Methods
Introduction to qualitative and quantitative or ethnographic, archival, oral history, and quantitative research methods in Latina/o studies.

 01:595:307 Latino Ethnography

01:595:309 The Politics of Puerto Rican Development

Analysis of the relationship between political and economic development in the twentieth century; the changing nature of U.S./Puerto Rican relations; formation of the colonial state; and the statehood and independence movements.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:309

01:595:310 Mexican Migration to the US
Origins and processes of international migration by people from Mexico to, from and within the United States. Economic, political, social and cultural histories of Mexico, including the effects of U.S. foreign policy and economic power; assimilation and incorporation of first and second generation Mexicans and transnational links. Impact on gender, class, and racial formation.
Not open to first year students.

01:595:311 Puerto Rican Migration
Historical evolution of the movement of Puerto Ricans between the island and the U.S. examined within the colonial context and the international circulation of workers.

01:595:312 Special Topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies
Special topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisite:

01:595:315 Poetry of Protest In Latin America
America Poetry as a vehicle for inciting political of social activism; works by Neruda, Martí, and others.

01:595:316 Mexican and Mexican-American Art History
Art, visual culture, and cultural history, with emphasis on the 20th century. Modernism, muralism, varied "minor" mediums and artists, post-revolutionary art, Mexican-American/Chicano Civil Rights Movement art, visual production and politics.
Not open to first year students.

01:595:319 unraveling race in latino and latin american studies
The class proposes a historical overview of the diverse processes of racialization taking place in the Americas since 1492 until the present through the cultural representations of race in the Caribbean, Latin America and the Hispanic and Latino populations in the United States.

 01:595:322 Latinas: Migration, Work, And Family
Interaction of work and family in Latinas' migration to U.S. Focus on reasons for migration, incorporation into U.S.society, and questions of continuity and change.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:322

01:595:323 U.S. Latina Feminisms
Overview of diverse perspectives of U.S. Latina feminists based on their multiple positions as racialized ethnic women.

01:595:325 U.S. Foreign Policy And The Caribbean
Implementation of U.S. foreign policy (diplomatic, political, military, and economic) towards the Caribbean region during the twentieth century.

01:595:326 Genders, Sexualities, and the Caribbean
Historical and comparative examination of how sexuality and gender differences have been shaped by the insertion of the Caribbean region into the global economy since the colonial era.
Open to third and fourth year students only.

01:595:327 Genders, Sexualities, and Representation in US Latina/o Communities
Analysis of U.S. Latina/o cultures through a focus on gender, sexuality, and representation. Special attention to the lived experiences of Latina/os in contrast to representations of latinidad as physically and erotically excessive.
Open to third and fourth year students only.

01:595:328 Conflict And Change In The Caribbean
Social development and political economy of the Caribbean in the context of its integration and membership in the capitalists world system. Interimperialist conflict and rivalry and their impact on the development of West Indian societies. The Caribbean as a microcosm of the third world.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:328

01:595:329 Latino Politics In The U.S.
Political organization of Latino communities in the northeastern U.S. since World War II. Role of Latinos in shaping U.S. domestic and foreign policy, the impact of immigration and language polices on political organization.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:329

01:595:333 Caribbean Religions
Examination of the history and role of the diverse religious components of the Caribbean basin from Indigenous practices to Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism and the emergence and development of African belief systems and practices such as Vodou, Santeria and Rastafarianism from the 18th century to the present.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:333

01:595:338 Haiti & Hispanic Caribbean
Political development of Haiti in a comparative historical perspective.Emphasizes the interplay of domestic and international political forces
in shaping modern Haiti.
Credit not given . . .01:014:338

01:595:339 Dominican Politics & Society
An examination of Dominican politics, economy, and society from the start of the Trujillo era (1930) to the present. The course will focus on the authoritarian legacy of the Trujillo dictatorship, relations with the U.S., electoral politics in the post-Trujillo period, and recurring trends of caudilloism, militarism, clientelism, and personalism in Dominican society.
Credit not given . . . 01:790:339

01:595:340 Religion And The Hispanic Community
Sociological comparison of religious institutions and practices under Spanish and U.S. influence. The role of religion in Caribbean migrations and processes of adaptions in the U.S.

01:595:354, 356 Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean studies.

01:595:360 Culture And Society In Puerto Rico And The Spanish-Speaking Caribbean
Understanding the evolution of culture and society in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Emphasis on the present-day political mobilization that contributes to national consciousness.

01:595:369 Latino History
This course will examine the process of departure and arrival--the forces pushing and pulling people from Latin America to the United States . We will also examine how "Spanish," "Latins," "Hispanics," "Latinos" adjust, integrate, assimilate, resist, and adapt to the many forces that affect their lives in the US over the last century and a half, creating new ethnic, racial and local identities in the process. By studying the experience of Latinos and Latin American immigrants with racism and discrimination, identity formation, ethnic culture, community formation, work and labor struggles, and social mobility we will map out the heterogeneous mosaic of Latin American and Caribbean diasporas in the US . The study of Latino History is a young discipline, with many gaps and grey areas. It also exists in a complex and tense dialogue (often a monologue) with "larger" anglo-centric US history. During the last two decades there has been a boom in research and writing in this field and we will be taking advantage of some of its products, although its fruits are still uneven.

01:595:370 Law And The Latino Community
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.

01:595:371 History of Puerto Rico
Examination from pre-Columbian time to present. Focus on Spanish colonial policy, slavery and land tenure systems, emergence of national identity, U.S. invasion and rapid economic changes and population control and migration.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:371

01:595:372 History of Dominican Republic
From French invasion of Hispaniola to present. Role in Spanish empire, U.S. control in transition to sugar economy, Trujillismo, U.S. invasion in 1965 and impact of migration on society.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:372
Constitutional Relations Between Puerto Rico And The United States Political, social, and economic relations between the U.S. and Puerto Rico through the analysis of the Foraker Act, Jones Act, and Law 600

01:595:385 Social Change In The Caribbean
Examines how the formation of Caribbean societies was influenced by the development of capitalism on a world scale. Focus on the political struggles of Caribbean peoples to create alternative developmental models.

01:595:390 The History of Cuba
A study of Cuba from pre- Columbian times to the present day. Deals with the long battle for freedom during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:370

01:595:391 Historical Origins of Central American Revolutions
Central America since independence. Topics include revolt and revolution., formation of repressive states and labor-repressive capitalism; emergence of reformist and revolutionary movements.

01:595:399 Socioeconomic History of Latin America
Analysis of the capitalist mode of production in Latin America. Class struggles and state structures in the historical formation of Latin American societies.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:466

01:595:400 Topics In Puerto Rican And Caribbean Literature
Thematic approach to the textual analysis of selected poets, dramatists, essayists, and fiction writers.

01:595:405 Latino Ethnic Consciousness
Credit not given ... 01:070:405
Addresses contemporary understandings about formation of Latino ethnic consciousness in the United States. Examines theoretical and critical perspectives that inform social issues relevant to Latinos.

01:595:412 Seminar in Latino and Caribbean Studies
Special seminar on advanced and specialized research themes on the Caribbean and Latinos in the US.
Open to fourth year students only. Prerequisite: Non Majors/Minors by permission of Instructor.

01:595:415 Social Change In Puerto Rico
Analysis of different approaches to social change in Puerto Rico, in the context of the Caribbean. Covers modernization, dependency, feminist, nationalist, and ecological perspectives.

01:595:475 History of The Puerto Rican Labor Movement
An overview of the development of labor organizations and their socioeconomic and political impact on the Puerto Rican society. Current problems confronting the labor movement discussed.

01:595:493 Service Learning Internship
By Permission only. Three-credit community service placemet in Latino and Caribbean Studies.
Students registered for 595:493 must submit a signed Internship Contract to the Department in the semester preceding the start of the internship.

01:595:494 Service Learning Internship
By Permission only. One-credit community service placement in Latino and Caribbean Studies.

Students registered for 595:494 must submit a signed Internship Contract to the Department in the semester preceding the start of the internship.

01:595:495, 496 Independent Study
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean Studies.

01:595:497 Seminar In Latino and Caribbean Studies
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Analysis of contemporary or historical topic leading to student's independent research and writing a substantial paper. Critical thinking and discussion emphasize