Feb 05, 2023  
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HUM 260 - U.S. Latinas/os & Pop Culture


4 credit(s)
Introduces students to the varied historical, cultural and political experiences and expressions of Latinas/os in the United States through the study of diverse cultural texts. In particular, this course examines the diverse ways in which Latinas/os articulate their identities in music, film, television, literature and performance. The class explores the histories and experiences of non-migrant Latino populations in the U.S. as well as the roots of Latina/o immigrations to the U.S. by examining texts such as formal letters in the colonial period, songs and legends from the annexation period of northern Mexico to the U.S. to film, music and performances in the twentieth and twenth first centuries. Students learn to engage critically with forms of popular culture, viewing these texts as both part of “the practice of everyday life” and as sites for the construction and negotiation of identities and national discourses.
Core Requirement(s): Counts towards core requirement: Diverse Perspectives.



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