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Courses

Every semester there are some one hundred courses offered with Latin American content at UNM.

LAS qualifying courses are drawn from more than 20 different departments and schools across campus, and  must contain at least 40 percent of content directly related to Latin America. To help students identify appropriate courses, each semester we compile a booklet of courses which students can consult before the registration period commences. Below are the most recent listings.

Students can work with faculty to add more Latin American content to courses that do not meet the 40% threshold with the LAS Course Content Form.


Course Spotlight

LAS courses are diverse and taught by some of the most dynamic faculty members on campus! Below are two examples of courses being offered in Fall 2019.

Art and Feminisms in Latin America 

Mural art of woman

ARTH 582 | Dr. Kency Cornejo

The presence and contributions of women artists in Latin America have been political, intellectual, and creative. Yet under Eurocentric and patriarchal art histories the contributions of Latina and Latin American women artists have been undervalued, dismissed, and rarely written or theorized in the Americas. How would seeing the world through the lens of women artists disrupt and invert the hegemonic narratives in contemporary Latin American art and history? How does a focus on art reveal a range of feminisms little recognized in broader feminist studies? This seminar builds on the recent efforts of Latin American and US women of color who mobilize to disrupt such erasure of Latin American creative feminisms through creative and curatorial initiatives.  This seminar explores well-known and unknown artists, a genealogy of exhibitions, an archive of texts, and multiple feminist movements and theories in Latin America in an effort to create an alternative, feminist, decolonial Latin American art history.

 

Cities and Social Change in Latin America 

CRP 570 | Dr. Jennifer Tucker

How can we make cities work for everyone? Today, one in five Latin Americans live in underserviced slums, as the wealthy retreat into fortified enclaves with security guards, helipads and swimming pools. Urban life can be violent and insecure, as gangs and drug traffickers gain power relative to the state. Yet Latin American cities are also sites of resilience, creativity, democratic innovation, and bold claims to the right the city. This class introduces students to theories of urbanization, spatial change, and social justice from the cities across the Americas.