U.S. Latina/o Culture en Espanol (3) The history, culture, art, and social issues of Latinos in the United States.
LTNST (SPAN) 479 U.S. Latina/o Culture en Espanol (3)
This is an overview of literature and culture, in Spanish, created within the United States. We will read fiction, essays and film, but also consider poetry, travel accounts, visual art and performances, and cultural practice and sociological issues (like “quinceañeras” and soccer leagues) in order to discuss some of the following themes particular to the Hispanic experience within the U.S.: immigration and transnationalism; the imaginary homeland; families and assimilation; conflicted identity; language and a sense of place. We will emphasize two basic tools of literary analysis: "close reading," and library research. However, the class project will have quite a bit of creative latitude.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.