2018-2019 Catalog

LALS - Latin American and Latinx Studies Courses

LALS 115A Murals of Latin America and the Bay Area

From the Olmecs cave art to the post-Revolution art of the Mexican Muralistas to the emergence of political murals in the Mission district of San Francisco in the 1970s, Latinx have painted walls with images that serve to unite people, to protest, and to educate. In this class students will discuss historical images, design their own visual messages, and visit together Latin American murals in the Bay Area.

Credits
3

LALS 115B Music of Protest in Latin America


In its variety and complexity, Latin American music reveals its rich Indigenous, African, and European cultural roots. Africa is heard in its raw spirituality and the strength of its rhythms., the Indigenous contribution is alive in the local wind and percussion instruments, and European influence is revealed in its instruments, composition, and harmony. The powerful music of Latin America is often used to express dissent and to move people to action.  This course will focus on the music of protest in Chile, Cuba, Argentina, and other Latin American countries.

Credits
3

LALS 128A Literature of Latin America: Narrative

Narrative: the novel and/or the short story

Credits
3

LALS 128B Latin American Literature: Poetry of Resistance

Latin American Poetry of Resistance

Credits
3

LALS 128C Literature of Latin America: Latin American Thoughts

Latin American Thought

Credits
3

LALS 128D The New Latin American Cinema

New Latin American Cinema.

Credits
3

LALS 160A Pre-Columbian Latin America

This course examines the indigenous cultures and peoples of what is now called "Latin America" prior to and up through the point of European contact.

Credits
3

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 160A

LALS 160B Latin America from Colonization through Independence

This course examines the political, social, cultural and economic developments throughout Latin America from the colonial period through independence and early nationhood.

Credits
3

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 160B

LALS 160C Contemporary Latin American History

This course examines the political, social, cultural and economic developments throughout Latin America from independence to the present, with a primary period focus on the 20th century.

Credits
3

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 160C

LALS 175(W) Studies in Latin American Literature

(Students with proficiency in Spanish may read the works in the original language). Course focuses on a period, genre, or theme in Latin American literature.

Credits
3

Cross Listed Courses

ENGL 175

LALS 177 Latinx Communities and Experiences

An introduction to the diverse experiences of Latinx communities in the United States, employing comparative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches. The course utilizes literature and nonfiction by Latinx/Hispanic authors as well as other sources of information about Latinx history and culture.

Credits
3

LALS 197 Topics in Latin American Cultures

Topics to include Latin American Children's Literature, Afro-Latinx Cultures, and others.

Credits