Courses

LLS 201 Introduction to Latina/o Studies Credits: 3

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 218 Introduction to Ethnic Studies Credits: 3

An interdisciplinary course that uses a comparative perspective to examine the history, social issues, and cultural productions of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latina/os, and Native Americans. Students will be introduced to key concepts and methods used in the study of race in an American context.

Prerequisites: Anchor I, DISC 100.

Co-requisites: DISC 200.

LLS 300 Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 3

A variable content course offered in the area of Latina/Latino Studies. May be jointly offered with courses in other programs and departments.

LLS 300LAIR Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 3

A variable content course offered in the area of Latina/Latino Studies. May be jointly offered with courses in other programs and departments.

LLS 300MCC Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 3

A variable content course offered in the area of Latina/Latino Studies. May be jointly offered with courses in other programs and departments.

LLS 300SMI Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 3

A variable content course offered in the area of Latina/Latino Studies. May be jointly offered with courses in other programs and departments.

LLS 310 The World of Latino Youth and Adolescents in the U.S. Credits: 3

This course will provide a general introduction and in-depth understanding to the largest group of racial/ethnic adolescents in the United States: Latino youth. An historical examination of Latino youth will provide a better understanding of their present status, with emphasis on their contact and interactions within social institutions. Additionally, students will analyze the experiences Latino youth have within and among other groups in the broader social context based on past, present, and possible future interactions.

Cross Listings: SOCIOL 338.

LLS 322 Race and Ethnic Relations Credits: 3

The nature, origin and dynamics of ethnic and race relations in the U. S. and other societies. Specific attention will be given to the historical and contemporary contexts of prejudice discrimination and confrontation.

LLS 348 Latina/Latino Immigrants & Migrants in the U.S. Credits: 3

Course studies culture of societies of U.S. citizens and immigrants of Latin American heritage living in the U.S. The course emphasizes recent anthropological as well as historical, cultural and sociological studies.

LLS 380 Introduction to Latina/Latino Literature Credits: 3

An introduction to the literary production by U.S. Latinas/os, the course introduces students to writings by authors from various Latinidades - Chicana/o, Puerto Rican, Chilean American, Cuban American, Dominican American, and Mexican American - in the four main genres: poetry, fiction, drama, and film.

Prerequisites: ENGLISH 225 OR DISC 200.

Cross Listings: ENGLISH 367.

LLS 397 Independent Readings in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 1-3

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

LLS 400 Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 1-3

This course is a variable content course and offered as a result of specialized faculty interest, student demand, or the availability of a visiting expert in a filed closely related to Latina/Latino Studies. The course may be jointly offered with 400-level courses being offered by other departments and programs.

LLS 400LF Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 1-3

This course is a variable content course and offered as a result of specialized faculty interest, student demand, or the availability of a visiting expert in a filed closely related to Latina/Latino Studies. The course may be jointly offered with 400-level courses being offered by other departments and programs.

LLS 400MAA Special Topics in Latina/Latino Studies Credits: 1-3

This course is a variable content course and offered as a result of specialized faculty interest, student demand, or the availability of a visiting expert in a filed closely related to Latina/Latino Studies. The course may be jointly offered with 400-level courses being offered by other departments and programs.

LLS 497 Directed Research Credits: 1-3

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

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Level Standing; Students may only enroll in 6 total credits of LLS 497 during their time at UMKC.