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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 265                                    
Course Title: Foundations of U.S. Latino/A Literature
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


For over a hundred years U.S. Latino/a writers have produced a wide array of fiction. This course tracks that literature from its foundations to contemporary works. Starting with a 19th century author such as Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and culminating with contemporary writers like Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, this course examines the different literary themes, styles, and social concerns Latino/a writers explore in their fiction. Thus, this course presents a comparative portrait of the various roots, beginnings, and trajectories of U.S. Latino/a literature. Overarching issues include gender, race, class, diaspora, bilingualism, violence, and community.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: