Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2083 - Latin American Literature

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze and explore poetry, short stories, and novels by authors such as Marquez, Neruda, Borges, Allende, Lispector, Cortazar, Paz, and others.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

  1. Latin American Literature
  2. Cultural Influences on Latin American Literature Customs and taboos Social classes Melding/blending of ethnic groups
  3. Power, corruption, and social oppression in Latin American Literature Poetry Short story Novel
  4. Social/Historical Reality in Latin American Literature Historical novel Magical Realism

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness of the scope, variety, and impact of works in Latin American literature.
  2. respond critically to works in Latin American literature.
  3. articulate an informed personal reaction to works in Latin American literature
  4. analyze these works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  5. analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  6. analyze the common environmental, economic, political, and social issued shared with Latin American culture.
  7. analyze, interpret, and discuss recurring themes, symbols, and imagery within Latin American literature as a reflection of social and economic trends.
  8. understand the social and economic influences of Latin American culture on the literary contributions of its authors.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.

08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.


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