Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jul 01, 2022  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 3470 - Nueva York: Caribbean Urbanisms

(crosslisted) AMST 3475 , ASRC 3470 LATA 3470 , LSP 3470  
(CA-AS) Satisfies Option 1.      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2180 , or permission of instructor.

S. McDaniel.

This course explores Caribbean literary, sonic, and visual cultures in New York City from the late 19th century to the present, and examines the ways in which Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican diasporic artists experience New York, whether as tourists, residents, or exiles.  We will read about and visit places like Coney Island, Wall Street, Chinatown, Harlem, the Bronx, the Village, and Washington Heights.  Through the work of José Martí, Julia de Burgos, Manuel Ramos Otero, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Josefina Báez, and others, we will focus on such topics as immigration, transnationalism, imperialism, modernity, Latinx Caribbean influences on Bronx hip hop, gender, race, and sexuality.  Course readings and discussions in Spanish, English, and Spanglish.  Includes a 2-day trip to New York City in Week 3.

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