The Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South (LSGS) offers its own courses and identifies classes from across the University that contain Latino/a Studies content. We encourage students to enroll in these courses, as well as those offered by The Program in Latina/o Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Students interested in the LSGS Certificate are encouraged but not required to take the introductory course, "Latino/a Studies in the Global South" first. It is being taught in Fall 2014.
(Only courses in the top section of this list automatically count for credit toward the certificate. There is a separate note for classes in the lower section of this index.)
LSGS 101 / LIT 143 / SPANISH 160 / AAAS 104/ ICS 106 — Introduction to Latino/a Studies
CCI, ALP, SS
TuTh 1:25 - 2:40PM with Prof. Walter Mignolo
Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers literature, history, sociology, economics, politics, culture and language in examining terms such as Latino, latinidad, Global South, transnational, globalization, and multiculturalism. Exploration of alignments and divergences of Latino/a Studies with African and African American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Critical U.S. Studies. Classroom learning will connect with the community outside of Duke. Required introductory course for students in the Latino/a Studies in the Global South certificate program.
LSGS 306 / SPANISH 306 — Health, Culture, and the Latino Community
TuTh 8:30AM - 9:45AM
Exploration of health issues in the Spanish-speaking world shaped by social, cultural, political, ethnic, and economic determinants. Topics: cultural competency, community beliefs, medical practices and policies, preventive medicine, mental health. Projects include presentations, writing, research, and conversations with local and global contacts. Evaluation on knowledge of content, oral and written proficiency in Spanish. One 300-level Spanish course recommended prior to enrolling. Prerequisite: Spanish 204 or equivalent.
LSGS 308S / SPANISH 308S – Latino/a Voices in Duke, Durham, and Beyond
CCI, FL, W, CZ, Service Learning Course
TuTh 10:05AM - 11:20AM with Prof Eileen Anderson
Construction of Latino/a identity(ies) and formation of community voices through the lens of cultural, political, and social issues at local and national levels. Assessment on knowledge of content, oral and written Spanish. May include a service-learning component. Recommended students take 300-level Spanish course prior to enrolling.
LSGS 490S / SPANISH 490S – Latino/a Autobiography and Memoir
MW 11:45AM - 1:00PM with Prof. Claudia Milian
This seminar considers cultural and intellectual approaches to the construction and emergence of individual self-awareness and self-reference, exploring a variety of representations of the autobiographical voice, textual authority, and the boundaries between fact and fiction. These acts and discursive manifestations of individual life experience will be studied from the sociocultural and political modes of the U.S. Latino and Latina category. Accordingly, we will ask: In what ways do the stories of Latino and Latina cultural workers reconstruct factual and fictional modes of their subject formation and distinctive moments in U.S. society? And what do these articulations alter in relation to “unifying” values, traditions, and sociopolitical memberships? Of particular concern is how these cultural producers live and literarily represent both the America and the Latin/o America of their time. Through autobiography, memoir, literary criticism, theoretical readings, as well as visual and poetic approaches to subjectivity, we will interrogate how self, place, and “community” are negotiated. For our critical purposes, we will also deliberate on the following concerns: How is “Latino” or “Latina” lived experience theorized, and do these personal accounts introduce new forms of knowledge? What connections can one find between the shifting autobiographical (“Latino/a”) “I” and the larger social world “out there”? Do the social and discursive spaces of these works provide points of agreements on “Americanness” as much as “Latinoness”?
DOCST 341S / CULANTH 238S / PUBPOL 380/ ICS 342S –– Politics of Food: Land, Labor, Health, and Economics
CCI, EI, R, ALP
TuTh 3:05PM - 4:20PM with Prof. Charlie Thompson
Explores the food system through fieldwork, study, and guest lectures that include farmers, nutritionists, sustainable agriculture advocates, rural organizers, and farmworker activists. Examines how food is produced, seeks to identify and understand its workers and working conditions in fields and factories, and, using documentary research conducted in the field and other means, unpacks the major current issues in the food justice arena globally and locally. Fieldwork required, but no advanced technological experience necessary. At least one group field trip, perhaps to a local farm or farmers market, required.
HISTORY 180 –– Truth Telling, Story Telling, and History
Instructor: Yuridia Ramirez
This gateway course for first year and sophomore students will include readings from the following authors: Mariano Azuela; Daniel James; Óscar Enrique Martínez; Richard Marius, and Melvin Page; Alicia Partnoy; and Américo Paredes. Two assignments will involve oral histories, as well as using primary sources (newspapers, images) to document how newspapers in North Carolina have discussed the migration of Latinos to the area.
HISTORY 352 –– Immigrant Dreams, U.S. Realities: Immigration Policy History
CCI, EI, CZ, SS
WF 1:25PM - 2:40PM with Prof. Gunther Peck
Immigrants and immigration policy in the United States from 1850 to the present, with focus on origins and power of immigrant exclusion during three waves of migration: Northern European and Asian migrations between 1850 and 1880, Eastern European, Latin American, and Asian migrations, 1880–1920, and Latin American, African, and Asian migrations, post-1965. Immigrant roles in shaping policy debates, citizenship rights, labor movements, and American culture, past and present.
These classes do not automatically count toward the certificate, although some could, depending on student projects within the course. Please consult with the Program on this matter.
SPANISH 490S –– Spanish Literature: LIT / COMMERCE / REV IN CUBA
CCI, FL, ALP
TuTh 3:05PM - 4:20PM with Prof. Richard Rosa
Various aspects of the literatures of Spain and Spanish-America with a cross-cultural perspective. Specific topics to be announced. Prerequisite: Spanish 332, 333, 334 or 335.
LIT 690SSpecial Topics in Literature: LACANIAN PSYCHONALYTIC THEORY
Th 3:05PM- 5:35PM with Prof. Antonio Viego
ICS 339 / LIT 375 / SPANISH 361 –– Latin American Literature in Translation
Tu 4:40PM-7:10PM with Prof. Ariel Dorfman
Foundational and recent texts, crucial themes, obsessions, genres and stylistic strategies of Latin American culture. Readings include canonical authors such as Sarmiento, Garcia Marquez, Lispector, Cortazar; recent writers who address contemporary issues. Ethical and political dilemmas will be constantly examined.
LIT 371S –– Problems in Global Culture
CCI, EI, ALP
M 3:20PM-7:50PM with Prof. Ariel Dorfman
CULANTH 590S / LIT 690S / ROMST 690S –– Seminar in Selected Topics: GEOPOLITICS OF KNOWING
M 4:40PM-7:10PM with Prof. Walter Mignolo
HOUSECS 59 –– House Course: THE EVER-EXPANDING BARRIO
M 6:00PM-7:45PM with Joan Clifford
Special topics course. Information about specific offerings each term available prior to the start of classes at the following website: http://housecrs.trinity.duke.edu/courses. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.
SPANISH 335 –– Introduction to Spanish-American Literature
CCI, FL, ALP
MW 4:40PM-5:55PM with Prof. Claudia Milian
A survey from Independence to the Contemporary period. Prerequisite: Spanish 301, 331S, or AP Spanish Language score of 5 or AP Spanish Literature score of 4 or 5.
AAAS 343 / LATAMER 343 / CULANTH 342/ SOCIOL 343 –– Displacements: Migration and Human Trafficking
CCI, EI R, ALP, SS
W 4:40PM-7:10PM with Prof. Michaeline Crichlow
Examination of the meaning of migration in the global world through cross-disciplinary texts and visual media. Situates the phenomenon of human trafficking within the context of these general movements focusing on the risks involved when people endanger their lives to find a better and more strategic position in the world. Explores how these experiences should be interpreted, and how processes and the politics of race, space and place are a condition and/or outcome of these movements. Investigates and considers ways to resolve some of the problems associated with such movements.
AAAS 641S/SOCIOL 645S/CULANTH 641S –– Citizen and Subject in a Neoliberal Age
CCI, EI, SS
M 6:15PM-8:45PM with Prof. Micheline Crichlow
Explores studies of citizenship, quests to belong to a place, and institutional mechanisms people deem sacred, and others, profane and dispensable. Focuses on the ways African, Caribbean and Pacific peoples have adapted identitarian constructions to develop narratives of home. Case studies using ethnographic, historical, sociological and visual methods are used to investigate how particular claims are pursued in clamoring for citizenship in various communities.
CULANTH 290S / PUBPOL 290S / HISTORY 390 –– Current Issues in Anthropology: HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA
CCI, EI, W, SS
TuTh 10:05AM-1:20PM with Robin Kirk
Same as Cultural Anthropology 290 except instruction is provided in seminar format.
CULANTH 213 / ICS 241 / WOMENST –– Cyborgs
CCI, STS, W, SS
WF 11:45AM-1:00PM with Prof. Diane Nelson
Philosophical, cross-cultural, historical, mass media, and political assumptions about what it means to be human that serve as the foundation for technological development.