ENGL 2351 - MEXICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

A survey of Mexican American/Chicanx literature from Mesoamerica to the present. Students will study literary works of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and memoirs in relation to their historical, linguistic, political, regional, gendered, and cultural contexts. Texts will be selected from a diverse group of authors, literary movements, and media forms. Topics and themes may include the literary performance of identity and culture, aesthetic mediation of racialization, struggle and protest, and artistic activism.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the literature of different periods or regions.
  • Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the development of characteristic forms or styles of expression during different historical periods or in different regions.
  • Articulate the aesthetic principles that guide the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0

Prerequisites:

Restrictions:

  • Must meet TSI College Readiness Standard for Reading and Writing.