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Spring 2020
Feb 25, 2020
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ENGL 208 - US Latin@ Lit and Culture
 At the heart of this course is coming to terms with the questions: what is/are the Latinx experience/s in the United States? How are these varied experiences narrativized in literature, film, and song? Answering these questions requires that we engage several other key issues in understanding the role of Latinxs in the U.S. For example, who are Latinxs? Where do they come from? How are they similar or different from other immigrant groups? Why or why not? Latinxs often identify themselves primarily by their national origin, so why do we even use the terms “Hispanic” and “Latinx”? What is at stake in using either one of these terms? How does race and ethnicity intersect Latinx experiences, particularly given the complex histories of race and ethnicity in the United Sates? As a literature and culture course, our primary material will be fiction, nonfiction, and visual texts produced by Latinx authors. However, we will be contextualizing these readings and films by studying and discussing the history of the Latinx presence in the United States as well as important contemporary issues such as immigration, language use, and demographic changes in the U.S. population.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

English Department

Course Attributes:
Core:HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated

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