Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies

Current Course Offerings

For up-to-date enrollment information, see the Schedule of Classes from the Lehman Registrar's Office.

Featured Spring 2014 Courses:

LAC 363/LPR 363 Mexican Migration to the US. M/W 11:00AM-12:15 PM. Taught by Professor Alyshia Gálvez. Lehman College. An assessment of the history of Mexican migration to the U.S., as well as Mexico's past and present impact on culture, public policy, and civil rights.

LAC323 Economic Development in Latin America. TH 6:00PM - 8:40PM. Taught by Forrest Colburn. Lehman College. Examination of major economic trends in Latin American economic development and the impact of North American policy. Special emphasis is placed on Latin American views of economic growth and on foreign intervention in particular areas such as Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Chile.

LPR269/HIS250 History of U.S. Latin@s. F 9 - 11:40AM. Taught by David Badillo. Lehman College. This course offers a survey of the history of U.S. Latinos from their seventeenth- century beginnings to the present, studying the immigrant/urban/labor history of Latinos/as while seeking to identify influences from the Latin American homelands. It covers the rise of Latino communities in the U.S. Southwest and Southeast, as well as the post-1900 experiences of Latin American-origin (i.e., Mexican, Hispanic Caribbean, and South and Central American) immigrants, migrants, and exiles. Lectures and discussions cover the founding and development of Mexican-American communities in the present-day Southwest and those emerging from immigrants and exiles from the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola). We will also emphasize gateway cities such as San Antonio, Tucson, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Miami—which have served as regional anchors of immigration.

LAC 332 - XW81W. 6-8:40 PM Political Systems in Latin America. Prof. Colburn. Domestic institutions and foreign policies of selected Latin American republic

LAC/LPR 341 Online. Puerto Rican Music. Prof. Totti. Analysis of musical performance with respect to identity, gender, race, and class. Emphasis will be placed on the hybrid nature of the music and on the role played by the Puerto Rican Diaspora in the creation of the music. PREREQ: LPR 213 or Departmental permission.

LAC 334 - XW81W 6-8:40 PM The Musical Experience of Caribbean Cultures and Societies. Prof. Badillo. Analysis of music and performance in Caribbean cultures with respect to national identity, ethnicity, gender, race, and social class.

*Please note, with the change of Puerto Rican Studies to Latino/Puerto Rican Studies, all courses formally listed with the alphanumeric prefix PRS now have the prefix LPR.




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