WGSS 338
Latina/o Musical Cultures: Gender, Race, Sexuality and the Dynamics of the Everyday
Last Offered Spring 2014
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed LATS 338 / AMST 339 / WGSS 338
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

In this class we will investigate Latina/o popular musical and dance forms, with particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, and ethno-racial identity. We will focus on the following questions, among others: How are the various facets of 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 the performance as well as the interpretation of Latina/o musical forms? How are we to understand cultural phenomenon such as the most recent Latin music “boom”? Employing cultural studies concepts and methods, students will conduct an original semester-long research project in stages and complete one ethnographic exercise.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3461
Grading: OPG
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, one semester-long original research project conducted in stages, one ethnographic exercise
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 Preferences: Latina/o Studies concentrators, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors, and American Studies majors by seniority
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LATS 338 Division II AMST 339 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
WGSS Racial Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses
WGSS Theory Courses

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