INDS 241 Introduction to Latino Literature and Culture

Examines literature by Latinos in the U.S. including poems, short stories, novels, plays, and essays, but will also consider music, mass media representations, performance art, film and at least one documentary in order to give students a better picture of the cultures of U.S. Latinos (Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans, Dominican Americans, etc). Designed for students with no previous knowledge of U.S. Latino cultures or Spanish. Not a complete historical survey, but will introduce students to key issues for understanding U.S. Latino literature with texts from conquest to contemporary.




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