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Spring 2011-2012
* LAO 200 / SOC 341 / LAS 336 (SA)   na, npdf

Latinos in American Life and Culture

Marta Tienda

This course will consider how Hispanics are transforming the United States even as they evolve as a people. Topics to be examined include the social and cultural significance of Hispanicity as an ethnic category, whether Hispanics are redrawing color lines, the implications of the unprecedented geographic dispersal of Latinos, and what the burgeoning second generation portends for the future contours of social and economic inequality; their political influence; and their myriad cultural imprints through music, literature and language.

Sample reading list:
M. Tienda and F. Mitchell, Hispanics and the American Future
Flores and Rosaldo, A Companion to Latina/o Studies
Rudolfo Anaya, Randy Lopez Goes Home
Meissner, et al, Immigration and America's Future
E. Telles and. V. Ortiz, Generations of Exclusion
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
In addition to completing all readings in advance of class and attending lectures and a weekly precept, students will prepare two short reading responses (5% each), a position paper about a current controversy (20%), memos on assigned films and other visual material (20%), and a 12-15 pg. research paper on a pre-approved topic (40%).

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other information:
Active participation in precept is expected.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40036 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:11 Limit:20
P01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:15
40038 P02 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled