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Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

LAIS 360 (Alpha) Studies in Culture (3) Politics of culture and representation. Will consider issues, traditions, movements, texts, and cultural icons for their significance for national and regional identity formation, intercultural relations and global flows of images, people, and capital. (B) Latin America; (C) Iberian Peninsula. Repeatable one time. Pre: sophomore or consent. DH

LAIS 361 Spanish Literature in Translation (3) Reading and discussion of classic works of Spanish literature. Pre: sophomore standing or consent DL

LAIS 362 Latin American Literature (3) Reading and discussion of classic works of Latin American literature. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LAIS 363 U.S. Latino Culture and Literature (3) The culture and history of U.S. Latinos through an analysis of their literature and arts and their sociopolitical relationship to the U.S. mainstream culture. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LAIS 365 Spanish Film (3) A chronological survey of films from Spain, from the Silent Era to the present. Conceptually, a cultural history of Spain in the 20th century, as seen through films. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LAIS 366 Latin American Film (3) A chronological survey of films from Latin America, from the Silent Era to the present. Conceptually, a cultural history of Latin America in the 20th century, as seen through films. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LAIS 368 Households in Cross-cultural Perspective (3) Study of cross-cultural patterns in household and community level organizations in Latin America and elsewhere. Topics may include gender relations, kinship structures, political economy, impacts of colonialism, modernization, and globalization on households. Sophomore standing or higher. (Cross-listed as ANTH 368) DS

LAIS 372 (Alpha) Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (3) Survey of the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of Latin America through a study of their literature, texts and practices. (B) Mesoamerica; (C) Andean Region. Repeatable one time for different alphas. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ANTH 372 (Alpha)) DH

LAIS 380 Studies in Culture: Portugal and Brazil (3) Surveys the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world from pre-Lusitanian times, including connections with Africa, Asia, the U.S., and Hawai'i. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LAIS 468 Colonial Latin American History (3) Pre-Columbian civilizations: Spanish and Portuguese colonization; political, economic, social and religious evolution to 1810; independence. Pre: 360 or consent. (Cross-listed as HIST 478) DH

LAIS 478 New World Rituals and Ideologies (3) Study of cross-cultural patterns in ritual behaviors and creolization of African, indigenous, and Iberian ideological frameworks in the Americas. Topics may include syncretic religions (voodoo, candomble), Andean Christianity, spiritual conquest, conceptions of death, etc. Sophomore standing or higher. Minimum C- required grade for prerequisites. Pre: 360, or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as ANTH 478 and REL 478) DH

LAIS 495 Topics in Latin American and Iberian Studies (3) Combined lecture-discussion on selected themes-political, social, cultural-in Iberian or Latin American topics. Topics pre-announced. Repeatable one time. Pre: 360 B or C, or consent. (Once a year)

LAIS 683 Hispanic Cultural Studies (3) Critical overview of contemporary theories on Hispanic culture. Issues of identity such as mestizaje, hybridity, and pluralism will be discussed from a hemispheric perspective. A-F only. Pre: consent.