Section Information for Spring 2021
Understanding the intricate interconnections between immigration and social justice is at the core of US Latinx cultural studies. Not all Hispanics, Latinxs, Latinas and Latinos identify as immigrants, but their communities always comprise multidimensional immigration experiences of displacement, transiting, settlement, discrimination, cultural resistance and social adaptation that are central to their heritage and their everyday lives. These experiences encompass specific goals regarding ethnic, racial and gender justice, diversity, equality, inclusivity and accountability. In this context and with a transdisciplinary, intersectional approach, this course will focus on the study of
Our emphasis will be on the relationship between social justice and cultural production by studying non-fiction, fiction, films, artwork and symbolic imaginative representations that emerge from and are part of immigration experiences and immigration activism. Main objectives of this course include fostering comparative critical thinking, transdisciplinary research, and ethical commitment in the study of immigration and social justice with an emphasis on creativity and imagination.
This course is conducted in Spanish, and all oral and written assignments must be in Spanish.
SPAN 480-DL1 is a distance education section.
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