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LIT 117 - Mexican Literature in Translation

Unit(s): 3.00

Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Prerequisite:ENGL 101
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 117 or LIT 117H)

This course explores a range of Mexican literature in English translation, with a focus on major literary influences and achievements from the pre-Hispanic era to the twentieth century. Course reading and writing assignments explore indigenous literatures and myths, chronicles of the Spanish conquest, literature of the colonial period, high culture and folklore of the eighteenth century, political and modernist literature of the nineteenth century, and poetry and prose of the twentieth century. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature and/or interested in learning more about Mexican cultural expression, and students majoring in Chicano Studies.

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