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SPAN 332 A: Chicano Film and Narrative

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
DEN 259
SLN: 
21754
Joint Sections: 
C LIT 321 C, CHSTU 332 A
Instructor:
Lauro Flores

Syllabus Description:

CARICATURES, MIRRORS, SELF-PORTRAITS:

THE CHICANA/O IMAGE IN FILM & NARRATIVE

Course Description:

Although people of Mexican descent have inhabited in the U. S. for centuries, it has been only during the last four decades that Chicanas and Chicanos have significantly asserted their presence through a sustained process of cultural revival and vindication.  This process has involved diverse artistic media.  Notable among these media are literature and film. Using these same vehicles, however, other groups have also attempted to depict Chicanos, at times sympathetically, at times pejoratively. In the main, this course will conduct an historical overview of the Chicano experience through film.  Nonetheless, a critical examination of the portrayal and self-portrayal of Chicanos in film and selected works of narrative will be the nucleus of the course.  Students are expected to view all films, read the assigned materials, and participate actively in class discussions.  Students enrolled in SPAN 332 will write the assigned essays in Spanish; those enrolled in CHSTU 332 can write them either in English or Spanish.

Catalog Description: 
Provides an historical overview of the evolution of Chicano culture through film. Critically examines the portrayal and self-portrayal of Chicanos in film and selected works of narrative. 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. Instructors: Flores
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 18, 2021 - 8:58pm
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