2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

LLS 247 Growing Up Latinx

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 Latinx novels, memoirs, essays, poetry and autobiographies to focus on the experience of growing up Latinx. The course explores the continuous creation and recreation of a "Latinx 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 Latinx people 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.