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LSP 1101 : Research Strategies in Africana and Latino Studies
Crosslisted as: ASRC 1900, ASRC 1900 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
The digital revolution has made an enormous amount of information available to research scholars, but discovering resources and using them effectively can be challenging. This course introduces students with research interests in Latino and Africana Studies to search strategies and methods for finding materials in various formats (e.g., digital, film, and print) using information databases such as the library catalog, print and electronic indexes, and the World Wide Web. Instructors provide equal time for lecture and hands-on learning. Topics include government documents, statistics, subject-specific online databases, social sciences, the humanities, and electronic citation management.
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LSP 1105 : Race and Ethnicity in the United States: Social Constructs, Real World Consequences
Crosslisted as: AMST 1104, SOC 1104 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course will examine race and ethnic relations between Whites, Blacks, Latinos, and Asians in the United States. The goal of this course is for students to understand how the history of race and ethnicity in the U.S. affects opportunity structures in, for example, education, employment, housing, and health. Through this course students will gain a better understanding of how race and ethnicity stratifies the lives of individuals in the U.S.
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LSP 1802 : Introduction to Latinos in U.S. History
Crosslisted as: AMST 1802, HIST 1802, LATA 1802 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
How would our understanding of U.S. History change if we began the national narrative in 16th century New Mexico rather than 17th century Virginia? What does U.S. history look like when examined as part of a broader hemispheric history? What does U.S. history look like from the vantage point of the immigrant, the refugee and asylum seeker, the exile, transmigrante, and transnational?
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LSP 2010 : Latinos in the United States
Crosslisted as: AMST 2655, DSOC 2650, SOC 2650 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Exploration and analysis of the Hispanic experience in the United States. Examines the sociohistorical background and economic, psychological, and political factors that converge to shape a Latino group identity in the United States. Perspectives are suggested and developed for understanding Hispanic migrations, the plight of Latinos in urban and rural areas, and the unique problems faced by the diverse Latino groups. Groups studied include Mexican Americans, Dominicans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.
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LSP 2020 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Crosslisted as: SPAN 2000 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Designed to expand bilingual Heritage students' knowledge of Spanish by providing them with ample opportunities to develop and improve each of the basic language skills, with a particular focus on writing vocabulary. The heritage student has at least one parent of Hispanic origin and grew up speaking Spanish at home; s/he also finished high school here in the US. After this course students may take SPAN 2140, SPAN 2150, SPAN 2170, or SPAN 2095.
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LSP 2200 : Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities
Crosslisted as: DSOC 2200 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course discusses the health status of minorities in the United States. Explores intra-group diversity such as migration, economic status, and the influence of culture and the environment on the health status, access to health care and utilization of health services. Special attention to Latino and other minority populations.
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LSP 2251 : U.S. Immigration Narratives
Crosslisted as: AMST 2251, HIST 2251 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Americans are conflicted about immigration.  We honor and celebrate (and commercialize) our immigrant heritage in museums, folklife festivals, parades, pageants, and historical monuments. We also build fences and detention centers, and pass more and more laws to bar access to the United States. Polls tell us that Americans are concerned about the capacity of the United States to absorb so many immigrants from around the world. How often have we heard the laments "Today's immigrants are too different. They don't want to assimilate" or "My grandparents learned English quickly, why can't they?" The assumption is that older generations 'Americanized' quickly but that today's immigrants do not want to assimilate. Did 19th century immigrants really migrate to the United States to "become Americans"? Did they really assimilate quickly? Are today's immigrants really all that different from the immigrants who arrived earlier? Why do these particular narratives have such power and currency? This seminar will explore these issues and help students discern fact from fiction. 
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LSP 2300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 4300 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor: Description
LSP 2300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 4300 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Conceived as a service-learning course, the centerpiece here is targeted, engaged research and arts work with Latino/a culture-related organizations in Tompkins County like Cultura!,  No más lágrimas, and the Latino Civic Association.  The core idea is that students will learn while participating in meaningful activities that will enhance arts and culture partnerships.  Faculty will provide guidelines and resources for students to work within existing projects or to develop their own ideas; community partners will provide networks and planning assistance.  All students will be asked to develop a comprehensive learning portfolio on their semester's work.
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LSP 2320 : Latino Music in the US
Crosslisted as: AMST 2320, MUSIC 2320, SPAN 2330 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Music and dance cultures have been central topics of study in the development of Chicano studies, Puerto Rican studies, and Latino studies in general. From Americo Paredes to Frances Aparicio and from Jose Limon to Deborah Pacini-Hernandez, focusing on music and embodied culture through sound has allowed scholars to engage the wide variety of cultural experiences of the different ethnic groups usually described with the term "Latino." Taking this scholarship as a point of departure, this class offers a survey of Latino music in the U.S. as a window into the political, cultural and social that struggles Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Brazilians, Colombians, and Central Americans have gone through while becoming hyphenated (Eg. Mexican-American, Cuban American, etc) or not, and into how these processes have continually challenged and enriched mainstream notions of "American identity."
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LSP 2721 : Anthropological Representation: Ethnographies of Latino Culture
Crosslisted as: AMST 2721, ANTHR 2721 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Representation is basic to anthropology. In the process of translating societies and cultures, anthropologists produce authoritative accounts about other people, their lives, and their communities. We will here examine, from a critical perspective, the production of representations on Latino culture[s] in anthropological texts. Issues to be explored include the relation between the ethnographer and the people s/he is studying, the contexts in which ethnographic texts are produced, the ways these texts may contribute to the position that different cultural groups have within the United States, and the implications emanating from these processes.
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LSP 2770 : Representing Racial Encounters/Encountering Racial Representations
Crosslisted as: AMST 2770, ASRC 2770, ENGL 2770 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This team-taught course uses literature and popular culture, alongside literary, social, and cultural theory to consider how people from different cultures encounter and experience each other. The course explores travel from multiple perspectives, the concept of dark tourism, and the cultural industry of racial representation. Designed for the general student population, the course specifically appeals to students traveling abroad, or who in the future will work with diverse communities (for example, students with interests in medicine, law, labor, government, business, the hospitality industry, or in the fields of gender, queer, or ethnic studies). The course serves as an introduction to the critical inquiries and scholarly fields of the English department.
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LSP 3405 : Multicultural Issues in Education
Crosslisted as: AMST 3405, ANTHR 3405, EDUC 3405 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course explores research on race, ethnicity and language in American education. It examines historical and current patterns of school achievement for minoritized youths. It also examines the cultural and social premises undergirding educational practices in diverse communities and schools. Policies, programs and pedagogy, including multicultural and bilingual education, are explored.
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LSP 3470 : Nueva York: Caribbean Urbanisms
Crosslisted as: AMST 3475, ASRC 3470, LATA 3470, SPAN 3470 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
To what extent is New York City part of the Caribbean? This course explores the ways in which writers from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic write New York, whether as tourists, residents, or exiles. We will read about places like Coney Island, Wall Street, Chinatown, Harlem, the Bronx, the Village, the World Trade Center, and Washington Heights. Beginning with the chronicles of José Martí and other Cubans in the late 19th century, we then turn our attention to surrealist visions of catastrophe (1920s & 30s), followed by Nuyorico (1950s), Bronx hip hop (1970s), the gay underground scene (late 1970s & early 80s), 9/11, and the contemporary Dominican diaspora in Upper Manhattan. Topics include exile, nostalgia, transnationalism, imperialism, aesthetics, performance, race, and sexuality.   
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LSP 4000 : Contemporary Issues in Latin - Latino America
Crosslisted as: LATA 4000, LATA 6000, LSP 6000 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American contexts. Course features guest speakers from Cornell and other institutions.
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LSP 4000 : Contemporary Issues in Latin - Latino America
Crosslisted as: LATA 4000, LATA 6000, LSP 6000 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American contexts. Course features guest speakers from Cornell and other institutions.
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LSP 4210 : Undergraduate Independent Study
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Guided independent study.
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LSP 4210 : Undergraduate Independent Study
Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Guided independent study.
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LSP 4300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 2300 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Conceived as a service-learning course, the centerpiece here is targeted, engaged research and arts work with Latino/a culture-related organizations in Tompkins County like Cultura! No más lágrimas, and the Latino Civic Association. The core idea is that students will learn while participating in meaningful activities that will enhance arts and culture partnerships. Faculty will provide guidelines and resources for students to work within existing projects or to develop their own ideas; community partners will provide networks and planning assistance. All students will be asked to develop a comprehensive learning portfolio on their semester's work. Please contact Prof Castillo at dac9@cornell.edu with questions.
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LSP 4300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 2300 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Conceived as a service-learning course, the centerpiece here is targeted, engaged research and arts work with Latino/a culture-related organizations in Tompkins County like Cultura! No más lágrimas, and the Latino Civic Association. The core idea is that students will learn while participating in meaningful activities that will enhance arts and culture partnerships. Faculty will provide guidelines and resources for students to work within existing projects or to develop their own ideas; community partners will provide networks and planning assistance. All students will be asked to develop a comprehensive learning portfolio on their semester's work.
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LSP 4312 : Migration in the Americas: Engaged Research Methods and Practice
Crosslisted as: COML 4575, COML 6375, DSOC 4312, DSOC 6312, ILRIC 4312, ILRIC 6312, LSP 6312 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migrants and migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course will be organized around core themes such as the challenges and ethics of working with vulnerable populations, workplaces and working conditions, oral histories/testimonios, and immigration policy and enforcement practices. Students will learn qualitative methodologies for field research, which they will apply in short projects. This can be taken as a stand-alone course, but it is also a prerequisite for an optional winter intersession practicum.
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LSP 4565 : Traffic: Drugs, Bodies, Books
Crosslisted as: AMST 4565, ENGL 4565, LATA 4565 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor: Description
LSP 4621 : Undocumentation
Crosslisted as: AMST 4620, COML 4616, FGSS 4620, LATA 4620, ROMS 4625, SHUM 4620, VISST 4620 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
In this seminar we will sustain a particular reading of post-1984 Mexico-US border cultural production as "undocumentation." Specifically, we will focus on performance, conceptual, and cinematic practices that corrupt the spreadsheet and the exposé; that reflect their makers' commitments to portraying extreme labor situations in a period of greater Mexican neoliberal transition now synonymous with NAFTA, culture and drug wars, and border militarization and maquilization. Assigned texts will include artwork by the Border Art Workshop and Elizabeth Sisco, Louis Hock, and David Avalos; writing by Gloria Anzaldúa, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Sara Uribe, and Sergio González Rodríguez; contributions to the Tijuana-San Diego installation festival inSITE; and "undocumentaries" like Alex Rivera's Borders Trilogy, Sergio De La Torre and Vicki Funari's Maquilapolis, and Natalia Almada's El Velador.
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LSP 4635 : Art! Poetry! Power!
Crosslisted as: AMST 4633, ASRC 4635, ENGL 4635 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course begins in the center of the poetry, politics, and art of the U.S. civil rights movements, but also makes connections with the poetic and visual cultures of twenty-first century activism. Our exploration commences through a set of questions to guide our critical inquiry: Does art produce political resistance? Does art produce political consciousness? How can we read poster art and murals as texts or narratives? How does poetry perform or visualize a collective movement and political moment? By centering our study on these questions, we will move through the poster art, murals, and poems of Chicanos/as, U.S. Latinos/as, and African Americans during the 1960s and 1970s. Reading visual image, political proclamations, and spoken word as cultural texts, we will examine art and poetry for their knowledges about community, ethnicity, and racial experience in the U.S.
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LSP 4701 : Nightlife
Crosslisted as: AMST 4705, FGSS 4701, LGBT 4701, LSP 6701, PMA 4701, PMA 6701 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities of color, course participants will be asked to interrogate the ways in which nightlife demonstrates the queer world-making potential that exists beyond the normative 9-5 capitalist model of production. Performances of the everyday, alongside films, texts, and performance art, will be analyzed through a performance studies methodological lens.  Through close readings and sustained cultural analysis, students will acquire a critical understanding of the potentiality of spaces, places, and geographies codified as "after hours" in the development of subcultures, alternative sexualities, and emerging performance practices.
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LSP 4720 : New Latinx Writing
Crosslisted as: AMST 4720, ENGL 4720, ENGL 6720, LSP 6720 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Contemporary Latinx writing explores an extraordinary range of experiences using a variety of experimental forms. This course will examine the poetry, fiction, memoirs, plays, and new media produced within the last fifteen years by a new generation of Latinx writers and artists. We will consider how writers queer Latinidad, play with gender norms, question received concepts of race and culture, and examine the constraints imposed by immigration laws and de facto practices of segregation. Authors may include Justin Torres, Sandra Cisneros, Eduardo Corral, Erika Lopez, Junot Diaz, Helena Viramontes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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LSP 6000 : Contemporary Issues in Latin-Latino America
Crosslisted as: LATA 4000, LATA 6000, LSP 4000 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American contexts. Course features guest speakers from Cornell and other institutions.
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LSP 6000 : Contemporary Issues in Latin-Latino America
Crosslisted as: LATA 4000, LATA 6000, LSP 4000 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Interested in Latino Studies and Latin American Studies? This course will explore topics in Anthropology, Art, Economics, History, Literature, Government, Sociology, etc., of US Latino and Latin American contexts. Course features guest speakers from Cornell and other institutions.
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LSP 6010 : Crossing Borders: Migrations in Comparative Perspective
Crosslisted as: ILRIC 6010, LATA 6210 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This seminar will examine the links between globalization and migration and explore the character and dimensions of "unauthorized" migration in several regions of the world. Drawing on cases from Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Australia, we will consider some of the recent theories, debates, and empirical developments relating to such issues as border controls, migration and human rights, development and migration, the role of states, asylum and refugee protection, and politics and citizenship.
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LSP 6110 : Advanced Research in Migration Studies
Crosslisted as: ILRIC 6311 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Students will participate in a winter session practicum, and in this follow-up course will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on turning their fieldwork results into professional policy papers or academic publications.  As a course with a strong commitment to community engagement, students will also learn how to share their results with the target communities in an effective manner.
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LSP 6210 : Graduate Student Independent Study
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Guided independent study.
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LSP 6210 : Graduate Student Independent Study
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Guided independent study.
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LSP 6312 : Migration in the Americas: Engaged Research Methods and Practice
Crosslisted as: COML 4575, COML 6375, DSOC 4312, DSOC 6312, ILRIC 4312, ILRIC 6312, LSP 4312 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor:
This course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migrants and migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course will be organized around core themes such as the challenges and ethics of working with vulnerable populations, workplaces and working conditions, oral histories/testimonios, and immigration policy and enforcement practices. Students will learn qualitative methodologies for field research, which they will apply in short projects. This can be taken as a stand-alone course, but it is also a prerequisite for an optional winter intersession practicum.
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LSP 6460 : Language Ideologies and Practices
Crosslisted as: ANTHR 6460 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Cultural identity and citizenship in the United States have often been organized around linguistic difference and the issues this raises in an English-dominant society. Drawing from anthropological theories on language, this course will look at the place of language as a signifying practice in the United States by focusing on the experience of Latino communities. Topics to be explored include linguistic diversity and change, accommodation and resistance, language maintenance and shift, linguistic ideologies, the production of language hierarchies, and institutional applications of language.
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LSP 6701 : Nightlife
Crosslisted as: AMST 4705, FGSS 4701, LGBT 4701, LSP 4701, PMA 4701, PMA 6701 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities of color, course participants will be asked to interrogate the ways in which nightlife demonstrates the queer world-making potential that exists beyond the normative 9-5 capitalist model of production. Performances of the everyday, alongside films, texts, and performance art, will be analyzed through a performance studies methodological lens.  Through close readings and sustained cultural analysis, students will acquire a critical understanding of the potentiality of spaces, places, and geographies codified as "after hours" in the development of subcultures, alternative sexualities, and emerging performance practices.
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LSP 6720 : New Latinx Writing
Crosslisted as: AMST 4720, ENGL 4720, ENGL 6720, LSP 4720 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Contemporary Latinx writing explores an extraordinary range of experiences using a variety of experimental forms. This course will examine the poetry, fiction, memoirs, plays, and new media produced within the last fifteen years by a new generation of Latinx writers and artists. We will consider how writers queer Latinidad, play with gender norms, question received concepts of race and culture, and examine the constraints imposed by immigration laws and de facto practices of segregation. Authors may include Justin Torres, Sandra Cisneros, Eduardo Corral, Erika Lopez, Junot Diaz, Helena Viramontes, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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LSP 6819 : Urban Representation
Crosslisted as: AMST 6819, ARCH 6408, ENGL 6919, SHUM 6819 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Urban Representation Labs are intended to bring students and faculty into direct contact with complex urban representations spanning a wide media spectrum and evoking a broad set of humanist discourses. Students will leverage archival materials at Cornell to launch new observations and explore unanticipated approaches to urban culture that derive from previously understudied archival materials. The goal is twofold: to demystify the representational technologies involved in presenting the city, and to unpack the political, cultural, and aesthetic values and priorities embedded in every form of presentation. Urban Representation Labs are offered under the auspices of Cornell University's Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities grant. For current special topic seminar description and application instructions, visit: urbanismeseminars.cornell.edu/courses/.
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LSP 7352 : Listening from the Other Side: Issues in Music and Border Theory
Crosslisted as: COML 6998, MUSIC 7352 Semester offered: Fall 2018 Instructor: Description