2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 265 Foundations of U.S. Latino/a Literature

3 hours 

For over a hundred years U.S. Latino/a writers have produced a wide array of fiction. This course tracks that literature from its foundations to contemporary works. Starting with a 19th-century author such as Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and culminating with contemporary writers like Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, this course examines the different literary themes, styles, and social concerns Latino/a writers explore in their fiction. Thus, this course presents a comparative portrait of the various roots, beginnings, and trajectories of U.S. Latino/a literature. Overarching issues include gender, race, class, diaspora, bilingualism, violence and community.




ENG 201


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area of the Gen Ed Program.