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Dec 01, 2020
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ENG 259 - Chicano/Chicana Lit/Culture
Chicano/Chicana Literature And Culture
Prerequisite: None

A study of Chicano and Chicana Literature and culture. Topics might include the struggle for political and individual autonomy, bilingualism, the border as an imagined space and as cultural metaphor, the impact of Chicano literature on the broader spectrum of American culture and literature and vice-versa, feminism in a Chicana context, assimilation versus multi-culturalism, etc. Authors might include Oscar Zeta Acosta, Gloria Anzaldua, Rudolfo Anaya, Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Cherrie Morago, Richard Rodriguez, Guillermo Gomez-Pena. By the end of the course students will be introduced to a host of key cultural concepts, such as Chicanismo, Xicanisma, Aztlan, The Virgin of Guadalupe, Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Spanglish, amigoization, mestiza, LaRaza, La Malinche, Tonantzin, Cyber Vato, Pachuco, Pocho, Corrido, and the terms Chicano/Chicana themselves.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Online

English Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T2CP-Cultural Perspective

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

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