The goal of this course is for students to better understand the role Latinos play, and have played, in U.S. culture, economy and society, and to identify their varied topics of interest and their needs.
Recent projections indicate that Latinos will account for about 30 percent of the U.S. population by 2050. Contrary to popular belief, growth is coming from the U.S.-born population and not from immigration.
Complex and diverse, the U.S. Latino community has also been growing in influence and political power in the past few decades. Still, there is plenty of stereotyping in mainstream media and a general lack of nuanced and sophisticated coverage of Latino communities.
What constitutes Latino identity in America? What are the similarities and differences between Latino communities across the country? Students will report and produce stories focused on issues facing diverse Latino communities in New York.
This course is taught in Spanish and assignments produced in Spanish.