SPAN 331 A: Themes in Mexican-American Studies

Autumn 2021
Meeting:
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm / CMU 226
SLN:
21499
Section Type:
Lecture
Joint Sections:
C LIT 321 C , CHSTU 330 A
Instructor:
OPEN TO NON-MAJORS IN PERIOD 1. TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. OK TO USE AS ELECTIVE FOR MINOR IF NO PREVIOUS COURSE TAKEN IN ENGLISH. NO REGISTRATION PAST THE 7TH DAY OF THE QUARTER.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

CHSTU 330 A CHICANA/O AUTOBIOGRAPHYOffered jointly with COMPARATIVE LIT 321 C and SPANISH  331A

Course Description

 

This course is intended to examine the Chicana/o experience as portrayed in autobiographical texts.  An introduction covering the history, antecedents, formal aspects, and development of both autobiographical expression, in general, and Chicano literature and culture will establish the theoretical framework for the course.  Afterwards, analysis and discussion of the assigned texts will occupy the main focus of the class. Selected theory and criticism texts will also be read and discussed.  The main authors to be studied are Oscar Z. Acosta, Ernesto Galarza, Cleofas Jaramillo, Luis PĂ©rez, and Richard Rodriguez.

Catalog Description:
Examination of significant historical and cultural themes of the Mexican-American experience. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330, any of which may be taken concurrently.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
May 26, 2024 - 5:57 am