ENG-223 - Latino Literature

3 credits

This course will introduce students to contemporary writings by Latino writers who are living or have lived in the U.S. Students will develop a greater understanding of one of America's largest, most diverse minority populations and social, cultural, and economic issues with which it contends. Close reading of works in various literary genres (including social and cultural criticism) will be used to expand on such issues and themes as assimilation, cultural and gender identity, ethnic identification, cultural conflicts, cultural isolation, political and economic struggles, and perceptions of mainstream America.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 ;ENG 102 is Recommened. ( minimum grade D-).

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Humanities and Fine Arts requirement.