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Latinx and Latin American Studies Program

“One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You're the one who'll decide what you want to be.”

—Jaime Escalante

Spring 2017 LLS Courses

Haag Hall

LLS 201 - Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies

Instructor: Dr. Clara Irazábal
M/W 4:00 to 5:15 pm

This course addresses and examines the social, economic, and political factors that have influenced the historical experiences of Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. Attention will focus on the major concepts, issues and debates in the field of Latina/Latino Studies. Particular consideration will be given to an analysis of and understanding as to how these factors have influenced the past and present status of Latinos in U.S. society. Given the diversity existing within the Latino population, the course will be comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in nature.

LLS 300 - Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies: Race and Ethnic Relations

Instructor: Dr. Theresa Torres
Online course: First 8-week session  

LLS 300 - Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies: Mentoring Latina/o Youth

Instructor: Dr. Theresa Torres
Second 8-week session starting Mar. 13

M/W 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm

LLS 397 - Independent Readings in Latina/Latino Studies

Instructor: Dr. Clara Irazábal
Days/Times TBA

Students will complete extensive readings in an area selected by the student with prior consultation with instructor.

LLS 400 - Special Topics: Oral History: Stories of Latinx Kansas City              

Instructor: Dr. Sandra Enriquez
W 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm

LLS 400A - Special Topics: Intro to Mexican Identity

Instructor: Dr. Matthew Edwards
T/Th 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

LLS 400D - Special Topics: Contemporary Latin American Novels

Instructor: Dr. Alice Reckley
M/W 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

LLS 497 - Directed Research (Independent Study)

Instructor: Dr. Clara Irazábal
Days/Times TBA

Students will develop and conduct a research project in an area selected by the student under the supervision of a faculty member.


 

Fall 2016 LLS Courses

LLS 201 - Introduction to Latina/Latino Studies

LLS 300 - Special Topics: Society/Community Service

LLS 300 - Latin American Civilization

LLS 397 - Independent Readings in Latina/Latino Studies

LLS 400 - Special Topics: Latin American Boom

LLS 497 - Directed Research