Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
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%)