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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Latino and Caribbean Studies 595 Courses  

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01:595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies (3) Interdisciplinary introduction to the principal questions, themes, and debates in the field of Caribbean studies. Emphasis on the complex connections and fragmentation of the different histories, cultures, and nations of the Caribbean Basin.
01:595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies (3) Interdisciplinary introduction to the principal questions, themes, and debates in the study of Latinos in the United States, including distinct immigrant, national origin, and ethnic groups.
01:595:201 African Belief Systems and the Latino Community (3) Historical examination of ancestor worship, Santería (Cuba), Vodun (Santo Domingo), Espiritismo (Puerto Rico), and other African-based belief systems. Formation from African to slave societies and use in contemporary period. Credit not given for this course and 01:014:201.
01:595:202 Color-Lines and Borderlands (4) Introductory examination of the power of "color-lines" in producing divisions among peoples and individuals and exploration of the possibilities to cross borders of separation and create new forms of human connection in the 21st century.
01:595:203 Music of the Caribbean (3) Music of the Caribbean and its relationship to the cultural production of Caribbean diasporas in the United States. Considers the musical traditions of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, and also surveys the musical profiles of smaller Caribbean nations.
01:595:204 History of the Caribbean to 1898 (3) History of the Caribbean from before the Spanish conquest until the consolidation of the U.S. imperial sphere in 1898. Emphasis on Spanish, English, and French colonialism and the formation of Jamaica, Saint Domingue/Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Española/Dominican Republic. Credit not given for this course and 01:508:271.
01:595:205 History of the Caribbean since 1898 (3) Overview of the history of the Caribbean since the formation of the U.S. sphere of influence in 1898. Emphasis on the Hispanic Caribbean and Haiti with consideration of the English-speaking nations. Credit not given for this course and 01:508:272.
01:595:206 The Caribbean and the United States (3) Political relationships between the United States and the countries of the Caribbean Basin since 1898. Political history, political economy, colonialism, nationalism, and the conflicted and contradictory role of the United States in the formation of national states during the 20th century.
01:595:210 Women in the Caribbean-Caribbean Women in the United States (3) Examines the experience of Caribbean women in nations of origin and in diasporic communities in the United States. Focus on work, migration, transnationalism, family, daily life, gender relations, and politics. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:210.
01:595:212 Introductory Topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3)

Study of select introductory social science and humanities topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.

01:595:215 Research Methods in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3) Introduction to qualitative and quantitative or ethnographic, archival, and oral history research methods in Latino and Caribbean studies.
Prerequisite: 01:595:100 or 101.
01:595:225 Caribbean Cinema (3) Examination of the outstanding films produced in the Hispanic Caribbean region.
01:595:226 Art and Visual Culture of the Caribbean (3) Introduction to art and visual culture of the Caribbean from pre-Conquest to the present. Representational practices in relation to the region's diversity, history of colonization, dictatorships, and revolutions. Role of the visual in defining national, gendered, classed, racial, and regional identities. Credit not given for both this course and 01:082:226.     
01:595:240 Latino Literature and Culture (3) Survey of Latino/a literary voices drawn from the Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, and other Latin American migrations to the United States. Discussion of exile, resistance, and assimilation; political presence and identity formation; race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality; and examination of literary modes and genres (autobiography, poetry, novel, film, music).
Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:240.
01:595:250 Sports in Latin America and the Caribbean (3) Analysis of contexts and evolution of sports and games in Latin American and Caribbean cultures.  Topics may include Maya ballgame, capoeira, soccer fever, baseball, women in sports, and sport management.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:590:250 or 01:940:250.
01:595:251 Caribbean Freedom (3) Ideas and arguments about freedom (personal, political, and economic) in the Caribbean region, in light of ideas generated by abolitionism, nationalism, and neoliberalism.
01:595:266 Puerto Rican Literature (3) Study of the development of Puerto Rican literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers: Pales Matos, Corretjer, Marquez, Gonzalez, Soto, Diaz, Valcarcel, Sanchez, and Blanco. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:331,332.
01:595:268 Cuban Literature (3) Study of the development of Cuban literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers such as: Plácido, Manzano, Martí, Guillén, Fernando Ortiz, Arenas, Casal, Achy Obejas, and Rivera-Valdés. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:268 or 01:940:331, 332.
01:595:269 Dominican Literature (3) Study of the development of Dominican literature from the Spanish colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers such as Columbus, Pané, Galván, Bosch, Alvarez, Danticat, Andújar, Rita Indiana, and Junot Díaz. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:269 or 01:940:331,332.
01:595:270 Introduction to Caribbean Literature (3) Reading and discussion of poetry, prose, and drama by major literary figures representative of different histories and cultures of the Caribbean and its diaspora.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:260 or 01:940:270.
01:595:271 Immigrant States: Jersey's Global Routes (3) New Jersey as one of the top immigrant destinations in the United States, yet also one of the most ethnically and racially segregated states. Analysis of how and why racial/ethnic differences shape a person's experiences of and perspectives on the world locally, nationally, and internationally. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:271 or 01:920:271 or 01:988:271.
01:595:280,281,282,283 Topics in Latino and/or Caribbean Studies (1.5,1.5,1.5,1.5) Half-semester courses offered regularly on contemporary topics related to Latino and/or Caribbean studies.
01:595:285,286,287,288 Topics in Latino and/or Caribbean Studies (2,2,2,2) Two-credit courses offered regularly on contemporary topics related to Latino and/or Caribbean studies.
01:595:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies (3) Comparative study of Latino and Caribbean cultures by reviewing key definitions of culture, paying attention to the historical and disciplinary development of the term, as well as the key debates on cultural studies in the humanities.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:295 or 01:050:295. Not open to first-year students.    
01:595:296 English-Caribbean Communities in the United States (3) Formation of diaspora from the former British Caribbean in the United States. New York City communities. Transnational experiences, racial and ethnic identities, upward mobility, family, and social networks.
01:595:298 Latinos and Migration (3) Historical and contemporary experience of Latinos and Latin Americans with migration to/from the United States and migration within the United States. Development of regional, national, and transnational practices. Emphasis on causes and experience of migration. Credit not given for both this course and 01:590:298.
01:595:299 Latinos and Community (3) Historical and contemporary formation and experience of Latino cultural, political symbolic, and geographic communities in comparative perspective. Participation of Latinos and Latin American migrants in broader communities.
01:595:300 Slavery in the Caribbean (3) Analysis of different institutions of slavery in the Caribbean and the rise of the plantation societies. Investigating the effects on Europe and the Western Hemisphere and its legacy. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:374.
01:595:301 Latinos and Race (3) Various ways in which race is constituted and how dominant racial identities create a framework for Latino identity in the United States. How notions of white people, white culture, and whiteness are understood by populations racialized as the Other, particularly Latinos.
Not open to first-year students.
01:595:302 Dominican Transnational Cultures (3) Importance of transnationalism to the Dominican Republic from the "first encounter" with Europeans to contemporary migration and cultural patterns.
01:595:303 Language and U.S. Latino/a Culture (3) Interrelation of diverse linguistic traits and practices in the production of U.S. Latino/a culture. Emphasis on Chicano/a, Mexican-American, Nuyorican/Puerto Rican, Dominican-American, Cuban, and Cuban-American contributions, in the context of historical and political processes. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:303.
01:595:305 Caribbean Urbanism and Urban Policy (3) Urbanism in the Caribbean since the colonial period; the social, economic, and political dynamics that have shaped the urban form and the experiences of those who inhabit these cities. 
Not open to first-year students.
01:595:306 Latino Youth Cultures (3) Latino youth cultures, subcultures, and countercultures. Urban youth, body image, masculinity/femininity. Youth and class, state institutions, surveillance practices. Education, schooling, bilingualism. Generational cohorts. Not open to first-year students.
01:595:307 Latino Ethnography (3) Cultural description of U.S. Latinos and their communities; introduction to reading, writing, and theorizing ethnography; ethnographic film; ethnography of migration and diaspora; testimonial as ethnography; locating anthropology within Latino studies. Credit not given for both this course and 01:050:327 or 01:070:321.
01:595:310 Mexican Migration to the United States (3) Origins and processes of international migration by people from Mexico to, from, and within the United States. Economic, political, social, and cultural histories of Mexico, including the effects of U.S. foreign policy and economic power; assimilation and incorporation of first- and second-generation Mexicans and transnational links. Impact on gender, class, and racial formation. Not open to first year students. 
01:595:311 Puerto Rican Migration to the United States (3) Historical evolution of the movement of Puerto Ricans between the island and the United States examined within the colonial context and the international circulation of workers.
01:595:312 Special Topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3) Study of select social science and historical topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.
01:595:316 Mexican and Mexican-American Art History (3) Art, visual culture, and cultural history, with emphasis on the 20th century. Modernism, muralism, varied minor media and artists, post-revolutionary art, Mexican-American/Chicano Civil Rights Movement art, visual production, and politics. Not open to first-year students.  
01:595:319 Unraveling Race in Latino and Latin American Studies (3) Study of the history and cultural representation of race and ethnicity in Latin American and Latino studies from the colonial period to the present. Emphasis on major writers working with race, miscegenation, and racialization. Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:319.
01:595:322 Latinas: Migration, Work, and Family (3) Interaction of work and family in Latinas' migration to the United States. Focus on reasons for migration, incorporation into U.S. society, and questions of continuity and change. Credit not given for both this course and 01:988:322.
01:595:323 U.S. Latina Feminists (3) Overview of diverse perspectives of U.S. Latina feminists based on their multiple positions as racialized ethnic women.
01:595:324 Latinos in Film and Media (3) Examines the presence of Latinos in U.S. film and media as a site for cultural and political visibility and representation. Compares how a diverse array of representations establish, produce, transform, limit, or question the political and cultural visibility of Latinos in the United States.
01:595:326 Genders, Sexualities, and the Caribbean (3) Historical and comparative examination of how sexuality and gender differences have been shaped by the insertion of the Caribbean region into the global economy since the colonial era.
01:595:327 Genders and Sexualities in U.S. Latina/o Communities (3) Analysis of U.S. Latina/o cultures through a focus on gender, sexuality, and representation. Special attention to the lived experiences of Latina/os in contrast to representations of latinidad as physically and erotically excessive.
01:595:328 Caribbean Politics and Development (3) Politics and development of Caribbean nation-states with special emphasis on internal and regional politics and their relationship with social questions. Party politics, ideologies, economic development, leadership, and political/social movements.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:328.
01:595:329 Latino Politics in the United States (3) Political organization of Latino communities in the northeastern United States since World War II. Role of Latinos in shaping U.S. domestic and foreign policy; the impact of immigration and language policies on political organization. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:329.
01:595:333 Caribbean Religion (3) Examines the history and role of the diverse religious components of the Caribbean Basin from indigenous practices to Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, and the emergence of African belief systems such as Vodou, Santeria, and Rastafarianism from the 18th century to the present. Credit not given for both this course and 01:840:333.
01:595:337 Global Haiti (3) Haiti in worldwide historical processes and political and economic systems.
Prerequisite: 01:595:100 or 01:595:101.
01:595:339 Contemporary Dominican Politics and Society (3) Examination of Dominican politics, economy, and society from the start of the Trujillo era (1930) to the present. Focus on the authoritarian legacy of the Trujillo dictatorship, relations with the United States, electoral politics in the post-Trujillo period, and recurring trends of caudilloism, militarism, clientelism, and personalism in Dominican society. Credit not given for both this course and 01:790:339.
01:595:340 Religion and the Hispanic Community (3) Sociological comparison of religious institutions and practices under Spanish and U.S. influence. The role of religion in Caribbean migrations and processes of adaption in the United States.
01:595:341 Theater of the Hispanic Caribbean: Migration and Memory (3) Exploration of Latino theater in the United States, with emphasis on the experience of migration in texts by authors from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
01:595:342 Postcolonial Caribbean Theater and Performance (3) Cross-cultural exploration of postcolonial Caribbean theater and performance.
01:595:351 Mexican American History (3) Examination of major themes in Mexican American/Chicano history since the 19th century. Topics include Spanish empire, Anglo-American conquest, racial hierarchies, labor migration, politics, popular culture, gender, sexuality, and social movements. Credit not given for both this course and 01:512:351.
01:595:354,356 Independent Study (3,3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean studies.
01:595:360 Culture and Society in Puerto Rico and the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean (3) Understanding the evolution of culture and society in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Emphasis on the present-day political mobilization that contributes to national consciousness.
01:595:361 Islands of Empire: Caribbean Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures (3) Literary, cultural, and artistic formations that emerged from New World slavery and colonialism, both throughout the Caribbean archipelago and across its many diasporas in the New and Old Worlds.
01:595:368 History of Latino Social Movements (3) History of Latino responses to inequality and discrimination. Citizenship, societal inclusion, cultural relevance, job mobility, and self-determination. Political and community responses to racialization. Politics of confrontation, negotiation, networking, alliances, legislation, litigation, and social mobilization. Not open to first-year students.  
01:595:369 Latino History (3) History of people of Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean descent in the United States over the last two centuries. Experiences of the exiled, labor migrants, refugees, and colonial subjects.  Formation of communities, political and labor struggles, and racial/ethnic identities. Not open to first-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:512:360.
01:595:370 Law and the Latino Community (3) Focus on the legal struggle of the Latino community to achieve equality in the United States. Analyzes organization of migrant workers, immigration laws, bilingual education, and the Latino struggle for equal representation in government.
01:595:371 History of Puerto Rico (3) Examination from pre-Columbian time to present. Focus on Spanish colonial policy, slavery and land tenure systems, emergence of national identity, U.S. invasion and rapid economic changes, and population control and migration. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:371.
01:595:372 History of Dominican Republic (3) From French invasion of Hispaniola to present. Role in Spanish empire, U.S. control in transition to sugar economy, Trujillismo, U.S. invasion in 1965, and impact of migration on society. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:372.
01:595:385 Social Change in the Caribbean (3) Examines how the formation of Caribbean societies was influenced by the development of capitalism on a world scale. Focus on the political struggles of Caribbean peoples to create alternative development models.
01:595:390 The History of Cuba (3) Study of Cuba from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Deals with the long battle for freedom during the 19th and 20th centuries. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:370.
01:595:391 Central American Revolutions (3) Central America since independence. Topics include revolt and revolution; formation of repressive states and labor-repressive capitalism; emergence of reformist and revolutionary movements. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:366.
01:595:392 The History of Haiti (3) Haiti from late colonial period to present day. Conquest, colonial Saint Domingue, France's empire, plantation economy and society, revolt, independence. Haiti's isolation, nationhood, U.S. influences, the Duvalier regimes, relations with neighbors. Not open to first-year students.    
01:595:393 Global Diasporas in Caribbean History (3) Intraregional migrations of Caribbean since the 18th century. Theories and concepts of migration; slavery; Asian indentured workers; European and American presence; labor migration; Panama Canal; export economies; race; citizenship; transnational dynamics. Credit not given for both this course and 01:508:393. Not open to first-year students.
01:595:394 Barrio/Ghetto Life (3) Examines how marginalized neighborhood spaces that Latinos and Caribbean peoples occupy shape social experience. Origins and development of the concepts "ghetto" and "barrio" in the Americas; intersection of culture and policy in shaping everyday life; production of race, class, and gender in urban space; use of research skills to produce a community urban plan.
01:595:400 Topics in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Literature (3) Thematic approach to the textual analysis of selected poets, dramatists, essayists, and fiction writers.
01:595:402 Documenting Latino Lives (3) Video-production seminar on the social experience of Latinos in the United States. Project development, advanced production techniques, narrative structure, storytelling strategies, and ethical issues in filmmaking. Corequisite: Taken with 01:595:403, 1-credit Video Production Lab. Not open to first- and second-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:407.  
01:595:403 Video Production Lab for Latino Lives (1) Video production laboratory taken with 01:070:407 or 01:595:402 Documenting Latino Lives. Corequisite: 01:070:407 or 01:595:402. Not open to first- and second-year students. Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:408.
01:595:405 Latino Ethnic Consciousness (3) Addresses contemporary understandings about formation of Latino ethnic consciousness in the United States. Examines theoretical and critical perspectives that inform social issues relevant to Latinos. Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:405.
01:595:412 Special Topics Seminar in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3) Seminar on advanced social science and historical topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.
01:595:415 Social Change in Puerto Rico (3) Analysis of different approaches to social change in Puerto Rico, in the context of the Caribbean. Covers modernization, dependency, feminist, nationalist, and ecological perspectives.
01:595:475 History of the Puerto Rican Labor Movement (3) Overview of the development of labor organizations and their socioeconomic and political impacts on the Puerto Rican society. Current problems confronting the labor movement discussed.
01:595:493 Service Learning Internship (3) Community or policy-related service learning internship in Latino community.
01:595:494 Service Learning Internship (1) Community or policy-related service learning internship in Latino community.
01:595:495,496 Independent Study (3,3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean studies.
01:595:497 Senior Research Seminar in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3) Provides a forum for the organization of independent or coordinated research projects in Latino and Caribbean studies for seniors who are majors or minors in the department.
 
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