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Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 328                                    
Course Title: Latin American Literature
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course examines Latin American literature, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing its study on major literary works that have shaped the cultural and literary horizons of generations of readers, and that are representative of the most important literary trends in Latin American literature. A special effort will be made to put the texts studied in their historical, social and cultural contexts, in order to give students the opportunity to interpret the texts from a Latin American perspective. An important objective of the course is to give students the necessary theoretical tools to analyze the texts to be studied from a literary point of view. Priority will be given, to facilitate such, to the generic context of the texts, although, within a particular genre, attention will be paid to historical development.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211.
Start Date:    06/30/2004                         End Date: