CHSTU 330 A: Chicano/Chicana Autobiography

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
CMU 226
SLN: 
12841
Joint Sections: 
SPAN 331 A, C LIT 321 C
Instructor:
Lauro H. Flores

Syllabus Description:

CHSTU 330 A CHICANA/O AUTOBIOGRAPHYOffered jointly with COMPARATIVE LIT 321 C and SPANISH  331A

Course Description

 

This course is intended to examine the Chicana/o experience as portrayed in autobiographical texts.  An introduction covering the history, antecedents, formal aspects, and development of both autobiographical expression, in general, and Chicano literature and culture will establish the theoretical framework for the course.  Afterwards, analysis and discussion of the assigned texts will occupy the main focus of the class. Selected theory and criticism texts will also be read and discussed.  The main authors to be studied are Oscar Z. Acosta, Ernesto Galarza, Cleofas Jaramillo, Luis Pérez, and Richard Rodriguez.

Additional Details:

This course is intended to examine the Chicana/o experience as portrayed in autobiographical texts.  An introduction covering the history, antecedents, formal aspects, and development of both autobiographical expression, in general, and Chicano literature and culture will establish the theoretical framework for the course.  Afterwards, analysis and discussion of the assigned texts will occupy the main focus of the class. Selected theory and criticism texts will also be read and discussed.  The main authors to be studied are Oscar Z. Acosta, Ernesto Galarza, Cleofas Jaramillo, Luis Pérez, and Richard Rodriguez.

Catalog Description: 
Explores the issue of Chicano, or Mexican American, identity. Examines statements of selfhood by Chicanos, studied in order to understand the relationship between individual and society in creating identity.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 26, 2021 - 12:13pm