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Latin American and Latino Studies

Courses

Following is a comprehensive list of courses offered in Latin American and Latino Studies.  Please check the current Schedule of Classes for a listing of the courses offered this semester.

Introductory Electives

10100: The Heritage of the Spanish Antilles
The historical, cultural and ethnic forces that have shaped the character of the Hispanic people of the Caribbean. The variety of societies and cultures of the Hispanic Caribbean in their historical and contemporary setting up to and including the migration of Caribbean people to urban North America. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

10200: Latin American and Caribbean Civilizations
A survey of Latin America's economic, social, political, and cultural development from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The course will focus on selected topics and themes including: colonization and resistance to colonization; the formation of social structures and labor systems; patterns of dependent development; reform, revolution, and counter-revolution. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

12200: Puerto Rican Heritage: 1898 to Present
A survey of the cultural history of Puerto Rico. Special attention will be given to cultural conflicts and assimilative influences, as well as the existing relations between Puerto Rico and the United States. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

12300: Dominican Heritage
A survey of the cultural development of the Dominican Republic from pre- Columbian times to the present. Special consideration will be given to socio-economic and political developments and the relationship that exists between the Dominican Republic and the United States. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

Advanced Electives

12600: Hispanics in the United States: Migration and Adjustment
The socioeconomic and political origins of migration and the impact that American society has had on mainland Hispanic communities in areas of housing, employment, education, family structure, social mobility, and community development.  3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

13100: The Hispanic Child in the Urban Environment
A survey of the sociological, psychological and educational needs of Hispanic children in the New York City public schools. Emphasis will be given to the study of language problems, family structure, race relations and community life. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

13200: The Contemporary Hispanic Family
A study of change in Hispanic family structure from the early colonial period to the present day. Stress will be placed on moral values, religious beliefs, interpersonal relations, and family organization.  3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

22600: Antillean Literature
Comparative study of literature in the Spanish Antilles. Special emphasis on contemporary works. Class conducted in Spanish. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

23800: Dominican Heritage: From Trujillo to the Present
An in-depth study of the sociocultural and historical realities of the Dominican Republic from 1930 to the present. The course will also cover the Dominican migration and the growth of the Dominican community in the United States. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

27100: Social Welfare in the Hispanic Community
A study of the social welfare system as it affects Hispanics and other minorities. Changing concepts of social welfare in the United States, Spain and Latin America  from Juan Luis Vives to the present. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

29100: Culture and Health: Hispanics and Other Minorities
Different cultural values and beliefs will be examined as they relate to illness, treatment of the sick, readjustment, rehabilitation, health maintenance, and prevention. Emphasis on case studies of culture clash. Incorporating or rejecting cultural beliefs in planning health education and change. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

29200: Health Care Planning and the Hispanic Experience
The economic, social, political and ethical issues involved in planning health programs. Comparison of health care programs as they affect Hispanics and other minorities. (W) 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.

30100-30400: Honors
Advanced independent work for outstanding majors in their upper junior and senior  years. Honors will be granted to graduating seniors on the basis of research and a  comprehensive written examination.  Admission to the Honors course requires (a) a 3.2 average in courses taken in the Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Program since the freshman year and (b) approval of the Honors Supervisor.  Application for admission must be made no later than December 10 in the Fall term and May 1 in the Spring term. VARIABLE CR.

31000: Independent Studies
Independent research under the supervision of LALS faculty. Open to students in their senior year only, or with permission of LALS advisor. HRS. TO BE ARRANGED;  1-4 CR.

31100-32000: Selected Topics
Advanced study in selected topics related to Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean Studies. Prereq.: to be established by the instructors. 3 HR./WK.; 3 CR.