LATS 310
Latino Cityscapes: Mapping Place, Community, and Latinidad in U.S. Urban Centers
Last Offered Spring 2007
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed LATS 310 / AMST 310
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This interdisciplinary course examines the emergence of Latino cities in the US. We begin by exploring urban centers that came to be identified with certain Latino groups Puerto Ricans in New York, Mexicans in Los Angeles, and Cubans in Miami. We then turn to other Latino cities that have been historically overlooked given the popular and scholarly attention placed on New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. In our study of Latino cities, we will analyze the diverse histories of migration and settlement, inter-ethnic and inter-racial relations, community building and identity formation, and the racialization of urban spaces. Finally, we will consider the situatedness of latinidad in these urban environments contemplating how Latinos are shaped by and in turn shape the experience of the city in the US.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 12
Class#: 3620
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, field research, 4 response papers (2 pages), a short field narrative (4 pages), a midterm essay (5-7 pages), and a final review essay (8-10 pages)
Prerequisites: Latina/o Studies 220/American Studies 221 recommended
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators and American Studies majors
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LATS 310 Division II AMST 310 Division II
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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