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LIT 234 US Latinx Literature and Culture
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Arts   Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Global/International Awareness   Historical Awareness   Humanities  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: A multi-genre examination of United States Latinx authored literature from linguistic, cultural, global, and historical perspectives as well as theoretical approaches relevant to studying such literature. Prerequisites: RDG094; ENG101

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe common themes of Latinx authored literature, i.e. immigration and border issues; colonialism; language, including bilingualism and code-switching; labor and urban concerns; education; politics; religion; gender; and cultural identity. Explain relevant historical and cultural contexts.

2. (Analysis Level) Distinguish the diverse Latinx cultures in the US; explain the linguistic and historical origin and significance of the terms Latinx, Hispanic, and Chicano/a; describe the political, social, and cultural implications of those terms.

3. (Application Level) Employ literary analysis vocabulary to further understand and explicate various works of literature.

4. (Analysis Level) Apply relevant theoretical and critical approaches to the analysis of works studied in the course.

5. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the works of a variety of Latinx writers from different regions, relative to the particular influences of countries of origin.

6. (Analysis Level) Examine significant historical, geographical, sociological, cultural, linguistic, political, and economic factors that influence the production of Latinx literature.

7. (Synthesis Level) Compose clearly written discourse about select literary works that demonstrates the effective gathering, critical interpretation, and evaluation of textual evidence, theory, and commentary.

8. (Synthesis Level) Compose effective written discourse that demonstrates competency in research, composing, skills, and conventions in accordance with an assigned style guide.

9. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the ideas and experiences present in assigned texts to a student's own life and/or contemporary socio-cultural issues and current events, locally, nationally, and globally.

10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the literary and cultural contributions of Latinxs to the American literary and cultural canon; assess transference from traditional cultural aspects.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation