CCI

Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature

Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature from 1960s to present. Examines formation of a Latino/a literary canon, its heterogeneous voices and imaginations, thematic strands, historical and political contexts, theoretical approaches, establishing critical overview of the range of nationalities, communities, identifications, and practices falling under the Latino/a designation. Explores how Latina and Latino identities have been envisioned and manifested since the Civil Rights Movement, and how Latina- or Latino-specific cultural production continues in dialogue with U.S. multiracial landscape.

Latino/as in the Global South Capstone — Global/Local Contexts

Required for students seeking the certificate in Latino/a Studies in the Global South. Provides students with the opportunity to synthesize theories and methodologies in Latino/a Studies taken in previous coursework and to critically reflect on content related to the Latino/a world, especially about latinidad in local and global contexts. Utilizes texts of a rigorous and probing nature in relation to individual research projects. Open to juniors and seniors who have previously taken Latino/a Studies in the Global South 101S: Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South.

Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change

Focus on those who bring food to our tables, particularly those who labor in the fields of North Carolina and the Southeast. Students will learn about farmwork from the plantation system and slavery to sharecropping and up to the migrant and seasonal farmworker population today. Study and analysis of media representations of farmworkers and agricultural issues as well as historical and contemporary documentary work and its contributions to farmworker advocacy. Includes a service-learning component involving work in the community. One course.

Health, Culture, and the Latino Community

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. One course.

Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South

Intro 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 US Studies. Classroom learning will connect with the community outside of Duke.

Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South

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 US Studies. Classroom learning will connect with the community outside of Duke.

Latinx Communities in the U.S.

This seminar explores the overlapping layers of community among Latinx communities in the United States.  The course begins with an interrogation of the concept of an overarching community formed by diverse groups of multiple national origins and with differing experiences.  We will explore the historical origins and the sometimes-problematic nature of terms like “Hispanic,” “Latino/a,” and “Latinx.”  As the course progresses, students will be exposed to multiple case studies that illustrate the diversity of experiences of Latinx groups in multiple settings, ranging from large urban centers