2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 247 Growing Up Latina/Latino

3 hours 

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 focus 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.




ENG 201, and sophomore standing or permission of the instructor


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Individual and Society area of the Gen Ed Program.