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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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LLAS 201 - INTRODUCTION TO LATINA/O STUDIES
Latin@s are the fastest growing demographic group in the United States. Together they represent a dynamic and diverse array of experiences, struggles, and accomplishments. This class explores the history, characteristics, diversity, and contributions of Latin@s. Through an examination of a variety of interdisciplinary sources, including readings and films, we will explore themes such as immigration, labor, education, gender roles, family relations, community organizations, politics, and identity. Emphasis will be placed on classroom discussion of class materials to examine how race, ethnicity, class and gender have influenced the lives of people in Latin American descent and how they negotiate and assert their place in American society.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Latino&Latin American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity

LLAS 325 - CUBA: REVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION
This two-week study abroad course in Cuba introduces students to the country’s history and culture by focusing on the themes of revolution and evolution. As an interdisciplinary program, the course seeks to expose students to how politics and aesthetics have undergone change under socialism, and how Cubans have negotiated their lives in an increasingly interdependent and unipolar world. Students will come to appreciate a historical event – a revolution – as a process that needs to take into account a changing scenario. The historical perspective will serve to explain the evolving nature of U.S.-Cuba relations. Additionally, students will use reflection papers, writing, photography, and various interactions with students, academics, professionals, and everyday Cubans to learn how the “real” Cuba compares and contrasts with representations of the island in U.S. popular culture and elsewhere. Assignments will guide students through multiple areas of exploration, and half way through the course they will identify their own area of investigation, which will lead towards a self-chosen final project. This course will be divided between two pre-travel meetings at Ramapo, two weeks in Cuba, and one post-travel activity at Ramapo. Prior to the trip, students will complete readings and film screenings that will help familiarize them with the topics and paces they will encounter in-country. In Cuba, ten days will be spent in Havana and four days in Santiago de Cuba. During this time, students will complete writing assignments and take digital photographs. Upon our return, they will present a final project of their choice (paper, poster display or photographic exhibition) at Ramapo. This is a cross-listed course with INTL-325.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential Learning, Fieldwork, Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Latino&Latin American Studies Department

LLAS 330 - NEW YORK AS A LATINO CITYSCAPE
This is a 300-level interdisciplinary course designed to explore the exploding Latino demographic in the U.S. with a focus on New York, New Jersey communities. The 2010 Census already shows that Hispanics are the second largest group in America with one in 6 Americans identifying as Latino. By the year 2050, nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic. This course will examine the ways in which generations of Latinos have become integral to the fabric of New York City's urban landscape since the 19th century, extending their influence from the city to neighboring suburbs, such as New Jersey, and even back to the Caribbean and Latin America. The course will study the diversity within Latino identity, as well as Hispanic influence in media, press, popular culture, literature, politics and the arts. Students will also examine how young Latino millennials will impact the American landscape in the next decade. This course will be taught in English. This course is cross listed with COMM-373.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Latino&Latin American Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-Amer-Race & Ethnicity, GE-INTERCULT NORTH AMERICA, WRITING INTENSIVE


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