U.S. Latino Literature
Examination of important representative works by U.S. Latino writers and theoretical approaches relevant to studying that literature. Emphases may vary in different sections.
- Discuss the work of important representative U.S. Latino writers.
- Discuss the development of U.S. Latino literature in relation to developments in American history, culture, and literature.
- Compare and contrast the diversity of themes and textual strategies of different works by these writers.
- Apply relevant theoretical and critical approaches to the analysis of works studied in the course.
- Construct clear and well-made analytical arguments about these works in writing and discussion.
Minimum Requirements: Substantial readings from a variety of important and representative U.S. Latino writers. Specific emphases may change from section to section. Some discussion of relevant critical theories must be included. 8-10 pages of formal writing requiring literary analysis of specific texts and incorporation of relevant critical sources. Final Exam composed primarily of essay questions on course readings. Written work from papers (formal) and exams (informal) should comprise at least 50% of the course grade.
Why Choose National University?
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 185,000 alumni worldwide.
Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.
75+ Degree Programs
Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.
On Campus or Online
Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.
Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.
Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.
As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.
College of Letters and Sciences
“Our faculty are established scholars and creators in their own fields. They are dedicated to making your entry into their disciplines a successful one, preparing you for your career as well as graduate study.”College of Letters and Sciences