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 Course Title:   Mejicano/Chicano Literature: D

 Title Abbreviation:   MEJ/CHICANO LIT TRANS: D

 Department:    ENGL

 Course #:    247

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    230101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

This course is a one-quarter exploration of Mejicano/Chicano Literature in Translation. The genres will include the essay, the short story, the poem, the autobiography and the song written by Mexican and Chicano writers. Spanish works will include an English translation. This course will pay particular attention to the relationship between history, identity, and language to the issues of immigration, acculturation, nationalism and national identity, and gender. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not required.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
S Com Coll Lit 238
UW Span 319 Lit 230 same content but taught in English instead of Spanish, therefore the Spanish preq for 319 does not apply.
Yakima CHST 120

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. The primary objective of this course is to enable students to enjoy literary productions and to understand as well, the ways in which such productions have been read, evaluated and interpreted as part of culture. Through readings and discussion, students should be able to actively listen to different perspectives, cultures, and values and articulate those. In this course, students will
    • 1) practice methods of literary analysis: significant and exemplary works of literature will be read closely to understand the forms of literary art, the determinants of literary experience, and the means by which we interpret literature.
    • 2) learn to read critically, analyze what they have read, form conclusions based on evidence in the readings and explain such analysis effectively in assignments
    • 3) demonstrate the ability to apply another perspective.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.
7.3 Use knowledge of creative processes and aesthetic principles to understand humans and the world around them.
7.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of arts and creative expression in societies.

Course Contents

  1. Students will
    • 1) study and analyze orally and in writing representative works according to their social, historical, lyrical and philosophical importance.
    • 2) develop critical thinking and writing skills by examining and discussing historical facts and literary critiques.
    • 3) examine through formal and informal oral and written assignments, the relationships between germane themes, characters, and geographical settings.