2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SPA 335 Themes of Justice in Latin American Lit & Film

3 hours 

How do post-authoritarian and post-dictatorial regimes deal with legacies of violence and human rights abuses? How do they address the demands for justice that arise after systematic mass atrocities? Should we remember or forget past atrocities? This course seeks to answer these questions as they apply to Latin-American societies by exploring these themes in literature, film, various other texts, and elements of popular culture such as the construction of memorials and public spaces. Although the course is taught in English, students with a reading knowledge of Spanish are encouraged to read all materials in the original.




ENG 201, junior standing or above


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