Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5000. Seminar in Latin American Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Interdisciplinary introduction to graduate level study of Latin America.

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5100. Comparative Transnational Latin(o) American History

Also offered as: HIST 5610

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed HIST 5610

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical issues in diverse U.S. Latina/o histories and forces that contributed to the arrival of people of Latin American and Caribbean heritage to the United States. Topics include: the epistemological origins and historiographical traditions of the field; U.S. empire; labor, migration, and diaspora; border formations; constructions of gender and sexuality; and comparative racialization.

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5105. Special Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5110. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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5300. Special Topics in Puerto Rican and Latin American Studies

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive study of specialized topics not ordinarily covered in the graduate curriculum, taught by visiting scholars or joint appointment faculty.

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5360. Latinos and U.S. Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Latinos and U.S. education.

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5390. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent Study

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5525. Race, Immigration, and Reproduction

Also offered as: SOCI 5525

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This interdisciplinary course considers intersections of race, immigration, and reproduction within the United States and in a transnational context.

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5800. Race in the Formation of the Human Sciences

Also offered as: ANTH 5800, POLS 5800

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed PHIL 5380.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of how race and the human sciences emerged out of the theological, epistemological, and political upheavals that resulted in the Euromodern world.

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5890. Latin American Studies Project

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent, interdisciplinary research project culminating in a written paper, developed by the student under the supervision of a committee consisting of a first and second reader. The first reader will be the major advisor on the project. Capstone course for the master's degree, to be taken after all other course requirements are completed.

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