Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LLS                                     Course Number: 364                                    
Course Title: Ethical Strains in U.S. Latina/O Literature
Subject: Latin American and Latina/O Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will use Latina/o literature to examine the beliefs that instruct individuals? moral judgments and actions. Through a range of literary texts students will discuss the social and political issues that confront Latina/o communities: the psychological consequences of colonialism; the moral dilemmas surrounding immigration; the epistemological violence of racism and sexism; and the cultural norms that inform or constrain personal conduct. Specific topics will vary based on the instructor?s specialization and will cover a range of theoretical approaches to the study of moral inquiry in Latina/o literature.

Prerequisite: ENG 201; junior standing or above
Start Date:    09/30/2014                         End Date: