Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

SP 294 - Survey of Latin-American Literatures and Cultures: Vision de los Vencidos, an Alternative Perspective (3 Cr.)

(GEN. ED. #9) (LER – TXT and LER-DIV)
This course is designed to help students appreciate and enjoy literature in its historical context as well as to present some of Latin America’s major literary periods with their most representative authors. At the beginning of the semester, students study samples of Quechua and Nahuatl poetry, and stories of the Quiche. The colonization of the Américas is approached from the point of view of the colonized. Then, students critically analyze the writings of a 16th century Spanish friar, a 17th century Mexican nun, and authors from the 19th and 20th century from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Students will explore issues of afrocubanism, indigeninsm, and indianism, all movements that have had crucial roles in the social and ethnic configuration of Latin America. Prerequisite:   or permission of instructor. Fall and spring semesters. Department.