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SPA 154R Topic: Borders of Latino/a Identity: An Introduction to Latino/a Literature and Culture of the US

Prerequisite: None

Course conducted in English.

Satisfies 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor or Certificate. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge I. Service Learning Component.

Course Description: This course will introduce students the dynamics of literature and culture of Latinos in the U.S. by reading short fiction, plays, and poetry; by listening to a rich oral tradition of the spoken word; by viewing films, both fiction and documentaries from diverse traditions and perspectives; and by listening to invited guest lecturers. The course content will be linked to specific service experiences, which will engage students with the Latino community in N.Y. (or N.J.) by working on specific projects.


3 credits