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LSP 1101 : Research Strategies in Africana and Latino Studies
Crosslisted as: ASRC 1900, ASRC 1900 Semester offered: Spring 2017 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 2017 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 1321 : Music of Mexico and the Mexican Diaspora
Crosslisted as: AMST 1321, LATA 1321, MUSIC 1321, SPAN 1321 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This class is a survey of music practices among Mexican communities both in Mexico and in the U.S. Taking contemporary musical practices as a point of departure, the class explores the historical, cultural, and political significance of a wide variety of Mexican music traditions (including indigenous, folk, popular, and art music, dating back to the 16th Century) from a transnational perspective.
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LSP 2010 : Latinos in the United States
Crosslisted as: AMST 2655, DSOC 2650, SOC 2650 Semester offered: Spring 2017 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 2017 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 2100 : Introduction to Latina/o Studies
Crosslisted as: AMST 2106 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This course is an introduction to Latina/o Studies, a discipline that investigates the historical, socio-political and economic conditions and experiences of Latina/os in the United States, including but not limited to Mexican-Americans/ Chicana/os, Puerto Ricans/Nuyoricans, Cuban-Americans, Dominican-Americans, and Central and South Americans. The course examines the production and performance of Latina/o identity. We begin by asking the following? How is Latina/o identity defined?  How is latinidad performed?  We then focus on the politics of ethnic labels and segue into both the Chicana/o and Nuyorican movements as initial sites of Latina/o resistance. We continue by analyzing the immigration of other Latina/o groups such as Cubans and Dominicans, alongside Central and South Americans into the United States, by attending to current issues such as immigration policies and reform. In situating the class around "Latina/o" as both an umbrella term and an enacted social construction, we are then able to turn our attention to representations of latinidad within different genres of cultural expressions, such as music and literature alongside critical theory.
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LSP 2200 : Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities
Crosslisted as: DSOC 2200 Semester offered: Fall 2017 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 2212 : Caribbean Worlds
Crosslisted as: ASRC 2212, ENGL 2512 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor: Description
LSP 2300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 4300 Semester offered: Spring 2017 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 2300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 4300 Semester offered: Fall 2017 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 2400 : Introduction to Latino/a Literature
Crosslisted as: AMST 2401, ENGL 2400 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
From the radical manifestos of revolutionaries to the satirical plays of union organizers, from new, experimental novels to poetry, visual art, and music, this course examines Latino/a literature published in the United States beginning in the early nineteenth century and continuing to the present. We will pay particular attention to the historical, theoretical, and literary context for this literature. We will study memoir, poetry, essays, and cultural production. Authors include José Martí, Luisa Capetillo, Israel 'Cachao' López, Josefina López, Cherríe Moraga, Esmerelda Santiago, Gloria Anzaldúa, José Montoya, Carmen Tafolla, and Pedro Pietri.
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LSP 2770 : Representing Racial Encounters/Encountering Racial Representations
Crosslisted as: AMST 2770, ASRC 2770, ENGL 2770 Semester offered: Fall 2017 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 3010 : Hispanic Theatre Production
Crosslisted as: COML 3010, LATA 3010 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Students develop a specific dramatic text for full-scale production. The course involves selection of an appropriate text, close analysis of the literary aspects of the play, and group evaluation of its representational value and effectiveness. All students in the course are involved in some aspects of production of the play, and write a final paper as a course requirement. Credit is variable depending upon the student's role in play production: a minimum of 50 hours of work is required for 1 credit; a maximum of 3 credits are awarded for 100 hours or more of work.
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LSP 3065 : Immigrant America: Race and Citizenship in Modern Working-Class History
Crosslisted as: AMST 3065, ILRLR 3065, LATA 3065 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Immigration discourse and policy has played a central role in shaping the modern American nation-state, including its composition, values, and institutions. This course begins in the late nineteenth century, defining it as a pivotal moment in U.S. immigration and labor history when efforts to regulate immigrant entry and naturalization became increasingly bureaucratized. As part of the course we will examine the causes and consequences of working-class migration to the United States from a comparative historical, ethno-racial, class-based, and gendered perspective. We will also address questions regarding the perceived benefit and cost of immigration at both the national and local (i.e., community) levels. In this sense, we will explore the economic, social, cultural, and political impact immigrants have had on the United States over time. Finally, we will consider how immigrants have negotiated the pressures of their new surroundings, and challenged dominant conceptions of American national identity and citizenship in the process.
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LSP 3068 : Organizing for Immigrant Worker Rights
Crosslisted as: ILRLR 3068 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This class examines the institutional processes of enforcing immigrant worker rights. We begin by reviewing the legal foundations of immigrant labor, including the current immigration enforcement regime, and the role of legal status in labor standards enforcement protections.  We examine how organized labor has evolved with regards to immigrant workers, shifting from supporting employer sanctions in 1986, to repudiating them as a tool for employer control in 2001.  We then evaluate the role that immigrant workers have played in the revitalization of the labor movement, and the challenges that remain for unions.  Beyond unions, we examine the emergence of new forms of worker representation, including the varying types of worker centers.  We focus on the proliferation of day labor centers, and more recently, non-union efforts to organize workers in the restaurant industry.  We even consider the role of undocumented workers in the public sector, made possible through the increased use of subcontracting. We look at how public entities have turned to worker organizations to help hold employers accountable, and how workers have turned to local governments to strengthen worker protections (such as higher minimum wages and strengthened penalties for wage theft), as well as how states have become new targets for policy change  (such as recent victories for domestic workers).  We also discuss binational efforts to advance immigrant worker rights.  We end by considering prospects for federal immigration reform, and the implications these proposals may have for immigrant worker rights.
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LSP 3470 : Nueva York:Caribbean Urbanisms
Crosslisted as: AMST 3475, ASRC 3470, LATA 3470, SPAN 3470 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor: Description
LSP 3680 : Telling to Live: Critical Examinations of Testimonio
Crosslisted as: AMST 3680, ENGL 3680, FGSS 3681, LATA 3681 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor: Description
LSP 3754 : Spoken Word, Hip-Hop Theater, and the Politics of the Performance
Crosslisted as: AMST 3754, ENGL 3954, FGSS 3754, LGBT 3754, PMA 3754 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
In this course, we will critically examine the production and performance of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender through literature and contemporary performance genres such as spoken word, slam poetry, and hip-hop theatre.
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LSP 3777 : The United States
Crosslisted as: AMST 3777, ANTHR 3777 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
The anthropological inquiry into one's own culture is never a neutral exercise. This course will explore issues in the cultural construction of the United States as a "pluralistic" society. We will look at the ideological context for the production of a cultural profile predicted upon ideas that are intrinsic to American images of identity such as individualism, freedom, and equality and the way these are applied in practice. The course readings will include historic documents and accounts, popular writing, and recent ethnographies on the United States.
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LSP 4032 : Immigration and Politics Research Seminar
Crosslisted as: AMST 4032, GOVT 4032 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Latinos are a greater presence in American society and political life than ever before.   Students in this course will explore themes such as immigration, political incorporation, inter-ethnic relations through both wide-ranging readings and the use of a unique dataset-- the 2006 Latino National Survey, a survey of 8,600 Latinos across 15 states, which includes questions ranging from crime and education to transnationalism and discrimination.  Students will be expected to learn and use statistical software to conduct preliminary analyses of these data, and to use these data and other resources to explore original research projects.  Prior coursework in American politics is recommended; no prior exposure to statistical software required.
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LSP 4210 : Undergraduate Independent Study
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Guided independent study.
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LSP 4210 : Undergraduate Independent Study
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Guided independent study.
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LSP 4283 : Latino Politics as Racial Politics
Crosslisted as: GOVT 4283 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This class will examine the history and contemporary role of Latinos as a minority group in the U.S. political system. This course is intended as an overview of the political position of Latinos y Latinas in the United States. We place special emphasis on how Latinos became racial group which allows us to focus on political relationships between Latinos and non-Latinos as they relate to political institutions, political parties, voting coalitions, representation and public policy.
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LSP 4300 : Cultures and Communities
Crosslisted as: LSP 2300 Semester offered: Spring 2017 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 2017 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 4312 : Migration in the Americas: Engaged Research Methods and Practice.
Crosslisted as: ILRIC 4312, ILRIC 6312, LSP 6312 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor: Description
LSP 4339 : Bodies at the Border
Crosslisted as: ASIAN 4440, ASIAN 6640, COML 4339, COML 6339, FGSS 4339, FGSS 6339, LSP 6339 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances through which borders define everyday life and shape geographical and historical consciousness in the two regions. Drawing upon texts, media, and theory generated from South Asia and Latin America, the course will develop new comparative approaches to the constitutive role that bodies play in creating, maintaining, and imagining borders in the global South.
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LSP 4565 : Traffic: Drugs, Bodies, Books
Crosslisted as: ENGL 4920, LATA 4565 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
The trafficking in people and narcotics has held the attention of American writers and visual artists for more than three centuries. In this course we will read broadly to consider how various forms of trafficking and stories of captivity and treasure hunting help tell the story of contemporary culture. Drawing from decolonial studies, as well as systems and assemblage theories, this course will analyze TV series such as Weeds and The Wire as well as films, narcocorridos, novels, legal cases, and visual artworks in which the subject of traffic and trafficking play an important role. Artists and authors may include Junot Diaz, Alan Ginsberg, Sandra Cisneros, Frederick Douglass, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Faith Ringgold.
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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: ILRIC 4312, ILRIC 6312, LSP 4312 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor: Description
LSP 6339 : Bodies at the Border
Crosslisted as: ASIAN 4440, ASIAN 6640, COML 4339, COML 6339, FGSS 4339, FGSS 6339, LSP 4339 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Although the wounded, often feminine, body is the most powerful way of imagining border space in both the Indian subcontinent and the Americas, it is seldom coupled with the embodied practices and performances through which borders define everyday life and shape geographical and historical consciousness in the two regions. Drawing upon texts, media, and theory generated from South Asia and Latin America, the course will develop new comparative approaches to the constitutive role that bodies play in creating, maintaining, and imagining borders in the global South.
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LSP 6424 : Ethnoracial Identity in Anthropology, Language, and Law
Crosslisted as: AMST 6424, ANTHR 6424, LAW 7231 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
This course examines the role that both law and language, as mutually constitutive mediating systems, occupy in constructing ethnoracial identity in the United States. We approach the law from a critical anthropological perspective, as a signifying and significant sociocultural system rather than as an abstract collection of rules, norms, and procedures, to examine how legal processes and discourses contribute to processes of cultural production and reproduction that contribute to the creation and maintenance of differential power relations. Course material draws on anthropological, linguistic, and critical race theory as well as ethnographic and legal material to guide and document our analyses.
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LSP 6565 : Decolonial Poetics and Aesthetics
Crosslisted as: ENGL 6565 Semester offered: Spring 2017 Instructor:
Exploring a genealogy of Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Indigena/o theorizations of self and collective identity, the course asks, what is the decolonial? Is it a space between the colonial and post-colonial? Is it a process, theorization, or a period? Is it a performance, intervention, or embodied experience? Positing a genealogy and trajectory through poetry, performance, installation, and visual art, the course examines decolonial modes of production in the twentieth century with attention to antecedents and twenty-first contemporary applications. By centering our study on the question of what is decolonial, we will consider several lenses and frameworks, including the textual, oral, and visual. Authors include Gloria Anzaldúa, Chela Sandoval, Luis Alfaro, Emma Pérez, José Saldívar, Rupert García, Juan Felipe Herrera, James Luna, Coco Fusco, as well as scholars concerned with the primary documents of twentieth century activism.
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LSP 6701 : Nightlife
Crosslisted as: PMA 6701 Semester offered: Spring 2017 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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