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Latino Studies Spring 2022 Courses

Below are the courses offered in Latino Studies. Check the requirements page for which courses count towards your program of study. Note that not all courses are offered every semester.

To review current and recent course offerings, see the class search link for Latino Studies on the registrar's website. To enroll in the ILS Supplementary Major or Minor contact Dr. Karen Richman, Director of Undergraduate Studies, by emailing or calling (574) 631-8146. We also encourage you to visit us at 305 Bond Hall.

Spring 2022 Univ Seminars

Latino Studies Spring 2022 Seminars





Spring 2022 Courses (pdf version)

20000 Level

ILS 20303 Latinx Poetry Now (CRN 29258)

Francisco Aragon -MW 9:30A -10:45A

ILS 20011 The Hyphenated American (CRN 27239)

Anne Garcia-Romero -TR 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 20041 Latinos, Literacy, and Gender (CRN 31665)
Erin Moira Lemrow -MW 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 20308 Multiethnic Literature Chicago (CRN 31852)

Oliver Ortega -TR 11A -12:15P

ILS 20913 CBL: Once Upon A Time (CRN 20171)
Rachel Parroquin -TR 2:00P - 3:15P/TR 3:15P -4:30P

ILS 20912 CBL: Language, Culture, and Community: Immigration and the Construction of Memory (CRN 23306)
Tatiana Botero -MW 2:00P -3:15P

ILS 20701 Introduction to Latino Studies (CRN 23460)

Alex Chavez -MW 2:00P -3:15P

ILS 20901 La Telenovela (CRN 31510)
Kevin Barry -TR 9:30A -10:45A

ILS 20305 Reading to Create (CRN 31660)
Francisco Aragon -W 3:30P - 6:00P 

30000 Level

ILS 30001 Latino Muralism (CRN 31679)
Jason Ruiz -TR 3:30P -4:45P

ILS 30101 Caribbean Diasporas (CRN 31658)

Karen Richman -TR 2:00P -3:15P

ILS 30105 Legacies of the Southwest (CRN 31593)

Donna Glowacki -TR 3:30P -4:45P

ILS 30202 Economics of Immigration (CRN 27029) 
Eva Dziadula -MW 11:00A -12:15P

ILS 30402 Gender@ Work in US History (CRN 31853)

Daniel Graff -TR 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 33700 Race and Ethnicity (CRN 28899)
Steven Alvarado -TR 9:30A -10:45A

ILS 30411 Latin American History through Film (CRN 29038)

Jaime Pensado -TR 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 33701 Mexico-US Border Immersion Seminar (CRN 31652)
ILS 33703 Mexico-US Border Immersion Experience (CRN 32551)
Kraig Beyerlein -TBA

ILS 33967 Social Concern Seminar -Migrant Experience (CRN 32345) 
Amber Herkey -W 5:00P - 6:15P 

40000 Level

ILS 40076 Ballads to Hip Hop (CRN 31611)
Alex Chavez -MW 11:00A -12:15P

ILS 40301 Latinx Literature Now (CRN 31436)
Francisco Robles -TR 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 40700 International Migration: Mexico/US II (CRN 31291) 
Dana Moss -MW 11:00A -12:15P

ILS 40908 Afrolatinidades (CRN 31615)
Marisel Moreno -TR 12:30P -1:45P

ILS 43010 Latinx Art & Activism (CRN 26852)
Tatiana Reinoza -MW 9:30A -10:45A

ILS 43501 Latinos in the Future of America (CRN 23819)

Luis Fraga -MW 11:00A -12:15P

ILS 43504 Politics of Public Policy (CRN 31409)
Ricardo Ramirez -MW 11:00A - 12:15P

ILS 43506 Immigration and Ethnicity (CRN 31851)

Ricardo Ramirez -T 6:30P - 9:15P

ILS 43711 Racial/Ethnic Educational Inequalities (CRN 31294)
Calvin Zimmermann - MW 9:30A -10:45A

ILS 43712 Unequal America (CRN 31871)
Steven Alvarado -TR 2:00P -3:15P 

Spring 2022 Latino Studies Seminars (pdf version)

ARHI 13182-02 Art and Identity (CRN 26957)
Tatiana Reinoza - MW 12:30P-1:45P

This writing seminar introduces students to the politics of identity in Latin American and Latinx art. The course explores the formation of border, ethnic, gender, national, postcolonial, queer, and racial identities and consider's art's role in their ever-changing constructions. Through a hemispheric approach, we will work to understand the similarities, differences, and synchronicities in the fields of Latin American and Latinx art, and examine how identity has been a central organizing paradigm.

ENGLI 13186-11 On the Move: Migration in American Literature (CRN 27026)
Francisco Robles - TR 9:30A-10:45A

In this class, we will examine the importance of migration in twentieth century U.S. Literature. We will consider how migration has been integral in telling or representing the American experience, particularly by investigating how movement has been used by authors to shape texts, ideas, and characters. In asking ourselves how the ideas of flux and movement impact both the content and the structure of a work of literature, we will reflect on how migration alters political ideas, ideals, and trends. Finally, we will explore the many ways that migration shapes or constructs our conceptions of homeland and region.

LLRO 13186-02 Dangerous Reads (CRN 31165)
Marisel Moreno - TR 11:00A-12:15P

In this course, we will begin by examining HB 2281, the law that terminated the MAS program. We will read and discuss a number of the canonical US Latina/o/x literary works that were banned, as well as works that have been banned in other contexts. Students will engage with literary works by Latina/o/xs from various backgrounds, including Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, Peruvian, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan. We will end the semester discussing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical hit, Hamilton. This course has an optional community-based learning component that entails tutoring at the local organization La Casa de Amistad once a week for 2 hours.

HIST 13184012 Youth Activism and State Repression during the Sixties (CRN 32101)
Jaime Pensado - TR 11:00A-12:15P

This is a history course on youth activism and state repression during the twentieth century. While incorporating a global perspective, the class will concentrate primarily on the sixties (c.1954—c.1976) in selected communities of color in the United States and in Latin America. Students will examine the historical roots of some of today’s most important social movements in the United States, with particular attention to the concept of  “youth,” as differently articulated during the sixties by the Black Power, Chicana/o, Gay/Feminist, and Countercultural movements. We will draw parallels and key points of contrast between these and other youth movements in Latin America from a variety of gender, race, and class perspectives. In addition, students will learn how to do archival research at the library and use these tools to examine the history of youth activism at the University of Notre Dame from the 1960s to the present.  

POLS 13181-02  Race and Policing in the U.S. (CRN 22330)
David Cortez - TR 11:00A-12:15P

Are the police, as an institution, irredeemably flawed? Motivated by this central question, this course explores the long, and mutually-constitutive relationship between race and law enforcement in the United States — from the earliest “slave patrols” to the murder, live-streamed on Facebook, of Philando Castile — and the implications of that relationship for liberal democratic norms. Beginning with an introduction to the theoretical conception of race and, more specifically, “Whiteness,” the course proceeds with a historical analysis of the role those constructs have played in the development of modern policing (and vice versa). Interdisciplinary by design, this course draws on empirical studies, popular culture, and current events to engage students in an informed discussion of a complex, but ever-salient subject in American political life. Topics covered include: racial profiling and “Stop, Question, and Frisk”; institutional reforms and the minority police officer; police contact and political behavior among people of color; and the proliferation of “Copaganda.”