Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Description
Hatfield, Charles
Discipline and Number
LIT 3329 Section 001
TR Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Course Title
U.S. Latino/a Literature

Description of Course:

This course will explore the rich and varied tradition of Latino/a writing in the United States from the nineteenth century through the present. Readings will include: writings about the nineteenth-century U.S. by Felix Varela, Lorenzo de Zavala, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and Jose Marti; the speeches of Cesar Chavez; poetry by Julia de Burgos, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Tino Villanueva, and Martin Espada; short stories by Americo Paredes and Tomas Rivera; and novels by Conrado Espinoza and Rolando Hinojosa.

NOTE: All readings will be in English or English translation, and no knowledge of Spanish is required for this course.

Required Texts:

Books will be available at Off-Campus Books and the UT Dallas Bookstore.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Class participation (15%); class presentation (20%); mid-term exam (30%); final paper (35%)

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