Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 383                                    
Course Title: Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Latino/A Literature
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will study the representations of gender and sexuality in Latina/o literature, poetry, drama, and essays. Students will examine the social construction of gender and sexuality, their variations within different Latina/o communities, and their relationship to race and class. We will also examine Latina feminism as a critical approach to the study of power and justice in American society. Authors may include Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Mu?oz, Esmeralda Santiago, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, Silvio Sirias, Cristina Garcia, and Reinaldo Arenas among others.

Prerequisite: ENG 201
Start Date:    11/30/2012                         End Date: