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MSPAN 4470 Latina/o Literature And Film

4 hours


This dual-level course is designed for students at the intermediate/advanced level and explores contemporary U.S. Latino/a experience through Spanish-language featured authentic cultural texts and films. Topics to be discussed may include the construction of identity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, and class; bilingualism and code-switching; the experiences of the exile, the immigrant, the refugee and the colonial subject; the marketing of the Latino/a identity; and the relationship of the artist to his or her community.

Prerequisite(s): MSPAN 3100 Spanish Composition or permission of the instructor.