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LA ST205 Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Course Page

Description: Regional similarities and national differences. An introduction to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean today, including, Spanish, French, and Creole speaking countries through study of their cultural contexts and forms of expression.

LA ST210 South America Course Page

Description: Regional similarities and national differences. An introduction to South America today, including Brazil and the Spanish speaking countries of the continent, through study of their cultural contexts and forms of expression.

LA ST310 Latin America at the Movies Course Page

Description: The representation of Latin American people, places and events in the cinemas of Latin America, North America and Europe.

LA ST311 Latin America and the Cultures of Popular Music Course Page

Description: Popular music and its role in the formation of regional and national identities, with a focus on concepts such as high and low cultures, mass culture and mass media, cultural hybridity, diaspora, and creativity. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in MUSIC 311.

LA ST313 Women in Latin America Course Page

Description: Women as creators, consumers, transformers, and guardians of culture. Forms of female representation through stereotypes, clichés, archetypes, and mythologies.

LA ST314 Urban Space and Visual Culture Course Page

Description: The representation of urban space in art, architecture, film and other media.

LA ST320 Amerindian Cultures Course Page

Description: Cultural and intellectual productions of pre-Columbian cultures in Latin America through a variety of media.

LA ST321 Religions in Latin America Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: LA ST 205 or 210 or consent of the Department.

LA ST330 The Latino Experience Abroad Course Page

Description: Exile, immigration, identity, language, and other questions in texts from Latin American and Caribbean communities in North America. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in SPAN 330.

LA ST360 Latin America in its Literature (in English Translation) Course Page

Description: Relations among the literature, culture, history, and politics of Latin America through a selection of texts originally written in Spanish, Portuguese and/or an indigenous language. Note: not to be taken by students with credit in SPAN 360 or C LIT 363.

LA ST399 Topics in Latin American Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
LA ST411 Culture, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: *3 in LA ST courses at the 300-level or consent of Department.

LA ST412 Latin America in Focus Course Page

Description: Study of a particular region, country, or city.

LA ST413 Gendering Latin America Course Page

Description: Through gender and queer theory, a discussion of sex and sexualities in literature, film and visual arts. Prerequisite: *3 in LA ST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

LA ST414 Travel Writing Course Page

Description: Through a variety of cultural and textual productions, students will explore how various Latin American and foreign travellers construct a vision of Latin America.

LA ST415 From Modernism to Tropicalism: (Post) Modernity in Brazilian Culture Course Page

Description: Survey of Brazilian cultural development from the historical modernist vanguard of 1922 to the Tropicalist movement of the 1960s.

LA ST420 Jewish Cultural Production in Latin America Course Page

Description: Jewish texts in Latin America with a focus on literature.

LA ST425 Latin American Film Genres Course Page

Description: Detailed study of a film genre and the representative Latin American films of such genre.

LA ST499 Special Topics Course Page
No description available for this course.