BLMC 343 Hispanic/Latino Influences in the United States

This course presents an overview of the history, immigration movements, and cultural traditions of the major Hispanic/Latino groups residing in the U.S. today. It examines important contributions that Spanish speakers have made to the multicultural fabric of American life (art, literature, music, politics, sports, business, and the professions). It also explores current political and social issues of concern to Hispanics. The course materials focus on contemporary media including film, periodicals and newspapers, popular music, and the Internet.