ENG 215 Latino/A Literature

Examines the evolution of Latino/a literature in the United States beginning in the mid 16th century, including the original contact between European and pre-Columbian societies. The class explores thematic issues that have influenced and shaped the literature of Latino minorities, as well as students' own perceptions of Latin culture. Readings may include works of history, memoirs, letters and essays, as well as fiction, poetry and drama by U.S. born Latino/Chicano authors such as Richard Rodriguez, Sandra Cisneros and Luis Valdez. Recommended: WR121 English Composition.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Arts & Letters, AS Cultural Diversity, Cultural Literacy AAOT/AAS, AAS Human Relations, AS Liberal Arts Core 2, AGS Humanities/Arts, AS Literature & the Arts,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe how studying Latino/Latina Literature explores the human condition. Interpret Latino/Latina Literature through critical reading, writing, and discussion. Participate in activities that encourage personal awareness, growth, and/or creativity through the experience of Latino/Latina literature. Write and speak effectively about their own and others' ideas as they relate to the themes, history, and cultural impact of Latino/Latina Literature.