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ENG 242 Modern Latin American Literature

ENG 242 – Modern Latin American Literature  

Course Outline

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:

  1. explain the contribution of Modern Latin American Literature as a distinctive and dynamic body of writing;
  2. discuss and analyze the cultural, social, political, historical and economic contexts of a variety of contemporary Latin American literary works.
  3. write and present critical analyses of works of literature; and
  4. write reaction papers using literary concepts and categories of gender, race, and class to analyze specific works.