LLAS 101 Introduction to Latina/o and Latin American Studies

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to sources, methods, and approaches in the transnational study of Latin American and US Latino communities. We will focus on the social and cultural interaction of indigenous European, African, and Asian peoples from the colonial period to the present using a variety of primary and secondary materials including films, literature, historical documents, visual arts material, culture, music, scholarly books, and essays. Field experiences in Los Angeles will supplement the course materials. Specific course topics will vary by instructor but may include: migration, mestizaje, indigenism, imperialism, dependency, nationalism, urbanization, popular culture, and social movements.

Credits

4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections