College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

LALS 015. First Year Seminar: Introduction to Latinx Literature and Culture


(Cross-listed with SPAN 015 , ENGL 009F,  LITR 015S
This course is an introduction to the writings of Latino/as in the U.S. with emphasis on the distinctions and similarities that have shaped the experiences and the cultural imagination among different Latino/a communities. We will focus particularly in works produced by the three major groups of U.S. Latino/as (Mexican Americans or Chicanos, Puerto Ricans or Nuyoricans, and Cuban Americans). By analyzing works from a range of genres including poetry, fiction, film, and performance, along with literary and cultural theory, the course will explore some of the major themes in the cultural production of these groups. Topics to be discussed include identity formation in terms of language, race, gender, sexuality, and class; diaspora and emigration; the marketing of the Latino/a identity; and activism through art. 
Offered each fall. Taught in English.
Humanities.
Writing Course.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASAM, CPLT
Fall 2023. Díaz.
Fall 2024. Díaz.
Fall 2025. Díaz.
Catalog chapter: Latin American and Latino Studies
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/latin-american-and-latino-studies

 


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