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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 097 Latinos, Latinas, and the U.S

This seminar focuses on diverse literary expressions of the Latino/a experience in the U.S., especially from Mexican- and Caribbean-American writers. The representations of Latinos/as in these readings is contrasted with those in popular cultural texts, such as TV and film, in order to highlight the diversity of cultural identities and practices among Latino/a communities. Students also gain a better understanding of how Latinos/as use writing as a means of "inventing" themselves.