ENGL 215   U.S. Latino and Latina Literature* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : ENGL 121.

This course introduces students to texts by U.S. writers of Hispanic descent or origin. Written primarily in English, the texts may include fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and/or film. The readings, discussions and related writing projects will emphasize the relationship between mainstream America and borderland writers; explore the cultural and artistic context of the writers and their works; recognize and assess the use of major narrative and rhetorical strategies; and stimulate consideration of issues surrounding assimilation, identity formation, code-switching and cultural hybridity.