LATS 338
Latina/o Musical Cultures: Sounding out Gender, Race, and Sexuality Spring 2019 Division II; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as LATS338 / WGSS338 / AMST339

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In this class we will investigate a wide variety of Latina/o popular musical and dance forms, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity. Employing interdisciplinary materials and approaches, this course focuses on the sonic and visual analysis of contemporary Latina/o popular music and the identities of its producers, performers, and audiences. We will focus on the following questions, among others: How are the various facets of Latina/o identities expressed through popular music and dance? In what ways do gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity inform the performance and interpretation of particular Latina/o musical forms? What unique role does sound play in our understanding of popular music and identity?
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3415
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, one semester-long original research project conducted in stages
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: prior courses in AMST, LATS, or WGSS; not open to first-year students
Enrollment Preference: Latina/o Studies concentrators, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors, and American Studies majors by seniority
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Arts in Context Electives; AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; AMST Critical and Cultural Theory Electives; GBST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives; LATS Core Electives; WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses; WGSS Theory Courses

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