Chican@ and Latin@ Studies

College of Letters & Science


Summer 2015 Courses


Course Topic Time Professor Description
CLS 330 Oral History Methods and Fieldwork


10:30-12:30 p.m. 

Teresa Arenas  
CLS 347  Race, Ethnicity, and the Media


7/13 - 8/9

1:10-3:40 p.m


Provides students with critical tools and understanding of the main topics of concern and debate in the study of race and ethnicity in US films, entertainment, television and popular culture.




Fall 2015 Courses


Course Topic Time Professor Description
CLS 102 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies (open to freshmen only)

9:30-10:45 a.m.


1323 Sterling Hall 

James (Jim) Leary   

This FIG emphasizes the interrelationships, past and present, of class, work, ethnic diversity, and folk and vernacular cultural traditions in Wisconsin and the world. We will consider in particular the laborlore of diverse American workers past and present, slave and free, blue- and white- and pink-collared, female and male, organized and on their own, employed and unemployed, paid and unpaid, progressive and reactionary, clean and dirty, legal and illegal.

CLS 201 Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies

 9:30-10:45 a.m.


120 Ingraham Hall

Armando Ibarra 

Introduction to Chicano and Latino Studies designed to introduce students to various interdisciplinary and transnational literatures on the study of Chicanas/os & Latinas/os in the U.S.  It offers a survey of scholarly literature, paradigms, theories, and debates within Chicana/o & Latina/o studies pertaining to the historical, economic, cultural, and sociopolitical dimensions of the Chicana/o & Latina/o experience in the United States.  Such themes as migration, labor, civil rights, community development, education, gender and more.

CLS 330 Afro-Cuban Music - Roots to Jazz and Hip Hop

3:30-6:00 p.m.


2441 Humanities 

Johannes Peter Wallmann


Juan de Marcos Gonzales


The 3 credit course focuses on learning about the development of Afro-Cuban music and emergence of Cuban Hip Hop from the legendary musician, composer and producer Juan de Marcos Gonzalez.


Students may also enroll for an optional 1 credit music production and recording section.

CLS 461 The American West to 1850 (cross-listed with History)

8:00-9:15 a.m.


1121 Humanities 

Susan Johnson   

North American frontiers through the period of the Mexican War. Major Indian cultures of North America; the frontiers and differing imperial systems of Spain, France, and England; and the westward movement of the United States through 1850.  Prereq>  So st

CLS 699 Directed Study      

Credits for self- directed student learners conducting independent reading and research under the mentorship and guidance of a faculty member


CLS Equivalency/DARS Exception 


HDFS 474 Racial Ethnic Families in the U.S. 

6:00-7:15 p.m.


2235 Nicholas Hall 

Lynett Uttal  

This course will examines the diversity of family life and human development across and within racial ethnic groups in the United States as shaped by race, ethnicity, culture, biculturalism, and the social contexts of history, economics, immigration, and socio-political conditions.


All course offerings are subject to change.



NOTE: For a full list of course offerings, please refer to the UW Timetable