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ENGL-213 Latin American Literature

Students will study Latin American Literature, in English translation, from the pre-Colonial era to the present. Students are introduced to major literary topics and themes within a variety of Latin American nations and cultures, including indigenous and Afro-Latin voices. Students will read from several genres, including the novel, short story, poetry, the testimonial narrative, and historical nonfiction. In addition, students will explore readings, films, and discussions to learn the social and historical context necessary for understanding and appreciating Latin American literature from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This course is writing intensive.





Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Recognize literary terms, concepts, critical strategies and stylistic characters in the texts studied.

2. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking in the interpretation of texts.

3. Write analytically about literary works, using appropriate research and documentation.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of ways the literature studied reflects its intellectual, social, historical, and multicultural contexts.

5. Evaluate the power of literature to address personal values and goals and to challenge human endeavors.

6. Identify and explain the significance of the different periods in Latin American literature, from preColonial times to the present.