01:595:100Introduction 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.
01:595:101Introduction 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.
01:595:201African 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.
01:595:202Color-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.
01:595:203Music 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.
01:595:204History 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.
01:595:205History 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.
01:595:206The 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.
01:595:210Women 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.
01:595:212Introductory Topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3)
Study of select introductory social science and humanities topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.
01:595:215Research 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.
01:595:225Caribbean Cinema (3) Examination of the outstanding films produced in the Hispanic Caribbean region.
01:595:226Art 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.
01:595:240Latino 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.
01:595:250Sports 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.
01:595:251Caribbean 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.
01:595:266Puerto 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.
01:595:268Cuban 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.
01:595:269Dominican 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.
01:595:270Introduction 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.
01:595:271Immigrant 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.
01:595:280,281,282,283Topics 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.
01:595:285,286,287,288Topics 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.
01:595:295Latino 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.
01:595:296English-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.
01:595:298Latinos 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.
01:595:299Latinos 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.
01:595:300Slavery 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.
01:595:301Latinos 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.
01:595:302Dominican Transnational Cultures (3)Importance
of transnationalism to the Dominican Republic from the "first
encounter" with Europeans to contemporary migration and cultural
01:595:303Language 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.
01:595:305Caribbean 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.
01:595:306Latino 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.
01:595:307Latino 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.
01:595:310Mexican 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.
01:595:311Puerto 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.
01:595:312Special Topics in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3)Study of select social science and historical topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.
01:595:316Mexican 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.
01:595:319Unraveling 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.
01:595:322Latinas: 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.
01:595:323U.S. Latina Feminists (3) Overview of diverse perspectives of U.S. Latina feminists based on their multiple positions as racialized ethnic women.
01:595:324Latinos 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
01:595:326Genders, 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.
01:595:327Genders 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.
01:595:328Caribbean 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.
01:595:329Latino 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.
01:595:333Caribbean 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.
01:595:337Global Haiti (3)Haiti in worldwide historical processes and political and economic systems. Prerequisite: 01:595:100 or 01:595:101.
01:595:339Contemporary 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.
01:595:340Religion 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.
01:595:341Theater 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.
01:595:342Postcolonial Caribbean Theater and Performance (3)Cross-cultural exploration of postcolonial Caribbean theater and performance.
01:595:351Mexican 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.
01:595:354,356Independent Study (3,3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean studies.
01:595:360Culture 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.
01:595:361Islands 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.
01:595:368History 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.
01:595:369Latino 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.
01:595:370Law 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.
01:595:371History 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.
01:595:372History 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.
01:595:385Social 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.
01:595:390The 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.
01:595:391Central 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.
01:595:392The 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.
01:595:393Global 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.
01:595:394Barrio/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.
01:595:400Topics in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Literature (3) Thematic approach to the textual analysis of selected poets, dramatists, essayists, and fiction writers.
01:595:402Documenting 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.
01:595:403Video 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.
01:595:405Latino 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.
01:595:412Special Topics Seminar in Latino and Caribbean Studies (3)Seminar on advanced social science and historical topics in Caribbean and Latino studies.
01:595:415Social 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.
01:595:475History 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.
01:595:493Service Learning Internship (3)Community or policy-related service learning internship in Latino community.
01:595:494Service Learning Internship (1)Community or policy-related service learning internship in Latino community.
01:595:495,496Independent Study (3,3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Open only to junior and senior majors and minors in Latino and Caribbean studies.
01:595:497Senior 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.