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LAS 101 - Introduction to Latin American Studies

Description: This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of the diverse nations, traditions, experiences, and concerns of the peoples in Latin America. Class, race, and ethnicity issues, gender, language, and identity will be explored through a variety of media. Sociological, political, literary, historical, and theoretical contexts will frame the examination of subjects such as family, religion, ideological perspectives, (neo) colonialism, labor, the state, the economy, the environment, and the arts. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, PLDI, WESH Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

LAS 105 - Introduction to Latino/a American Studies in the U.S.

Description: This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Students will examine the integration of various groups such as Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, Cuban, and Central American into a large society; the diverse contributions made by and issues facing the communities: immigration, assimilation, racism, identity, bilingualism, generational differences, political representation, social and economic status, education, and forms of art; music and entertainment. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-PLDI Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

LAS 222 - Latin American Literature

Prerequisites: ENG 102 or ENG 109.

Description: (Dual Listed with ENG 222) This course introduces students to the range of traditions that comprise the literatures of Latin America. It will examine literary productions in specific cultural and historical contexts. Spanish, Portuguese, and Francophone literature, as well as indigenous works from such countries as Brazil, El Salvador, Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico will be studied in translation. Writing is an integral component of this course. This course may not be used for foreign language credit. SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, LIT, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies