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LAXC 300. Topics in Latinx Studies

Credits 3.00 PeopleSoft Course ID 014422

This course introduces students to key issues in the interdisciplinary field of Latinx Studies, which examines the communities, cultures, histories and experiences of people of Latin American descent in the United States. The topic for each semester will be announced on MyMadison. Course topics will highlight the historical and contemporary issues that shape the political, social and cultural practices, as well as the lived experiences of Latinxs in the United States. The course will encompass various approaches to the field of Latinx studies, potentially including media studies, political science, literature, history, anthropology, sociology, communication and more. LAXC 300 will begin with a brief introduction that asks “What is Latinx Studies?” The course will then examine a range of topics including colonialism, race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, migration, language, media, representation, participation and resistance. Students will critically engage with written text and various media that encourage them to examine Latinx communities in all their diversity and complexity. Prerequisite(s): LAXC minors; or by permission of instructor.