LATS 464
Latina/o Visual Culture: Histories, Identities, and Representation
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division I Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed LATS 464 / ARTH 464
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course examines the contemporary history of Latina/o visual culture and explores the various relations between cultural expression, identity formation, and public representation. We will begin by considering the critical and aesthetic practices that emerged in the context of civil rights actions and nationalist movements, which often focused on issues of visibility, self-representation, and autonomy. The topics of immigration, transnationalism, and the “Latinization” of the United States will then be analyzed in depth as we examine representations of and representations by Latina/os in film and television, the visual arts, advertising, and other forms of popular media. Throughout the course, we will investigate the role of visual culture in determining taste and trends as well as shaping notions of belonging and cultural citizenship.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 1333
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, a research presentation, several short writing assignments (1-2 pages), and a final research paper
Prerequisites: LATS 105 or ArtH 101-102 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies and Art History seniors and juniors
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LATS 464 Division I ARTH 464 Division I
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives
LATS 400-level Seminars

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