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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 247                                    
Course Title: Growing Up Latina/O
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


To what extent does the individual participate in shaping his/her respective era, and the era, in turn, help to shape the individual's sense of self and social identities? This interdisciplinary course uses Latino/a novels, memoirs, essays, poetry and autobiographies, to focusing on the experience of growing up Latino/Latina. The course explores the continuous creation and recreation of a ?Latino/a identity? from the 1940s until the present. We examine the ways that generational expectations have shaped new racial, gendered and class-based identities and experiences of Latinos and Latinas in different historical periods in U.S. society.

Prerequisite: ENG 102
Start Date:    02/25/2013                         End Date: