2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 364 Ethical Strains in U.S. Latino/a Literature

3 hours 

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.




ENG 201 and junior standing or above


This course satisfies the John Jay College Option: Justice in Global Perspective (300-level) area of the Gen Ed Program.