AMST 339
Latina/o Musical Cultures and the Dynamics of the Everyday Spring 2013
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AMST 339 / COMP 338 / LATS 338 / WGSS 338
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In this class we will investigate Latina/o popular musical forms, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity. We will focus on the following questions, among others: How is Latina/o identity expressed through the “popular” or the everyday? In what ways do categories of difference such as gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity inform our interpretations of Latina/o musical forms? How are we to understand cultural phenomenon such as the recent Latin music “boom”? Employing cultural studies concepts and methods, students will conduct an original semester-long research project and complete various ethnographic exercises.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3668
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: participation, two ethnographic exercises, one original research paper
Extra Info: may not be taken on a Pass/Fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies majors, American Studies majors, Comparative Literature majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under LATS, AMST or WGSS; meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under COMP
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 339 Division II COMP 338 Division I LATS 338 Division II WGSS 338 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives
INST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives
LATS Core Electives

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