ENG 242 Modern Latin American Literature
ENG 242 – Modern Latin American Literature
Course Number and Name: ENG 242 Modern Latin American Literature
Credit hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 102 or ENG 105
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This is an introductory course to the modern (20th to 21st century) narrative and non-fiction works of both well established and less familiar authors from Latin America. These works will be studied within a literary, historical, social and cultural framework so that students will start to develop an understanding of the voices of this region and their significant literary expression.
General Education Goals: ENG 242 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories: Humanistic Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity. The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples. ENG 242 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- explain the contribution of Modern Latin American Literature as a distinctive and dynamic body of writing;
- discuss and analyze the cultural, social, political, historical and economic contexts of a variety of contemporary Latin American literary works.
- write and present critical analyses of works of literature; and
- write reaction papers using literary concepts and categories of gender, race, and class to analyze specific works.