REL 215
Religion & Bible in Latinx Literature, Memoir, Art & Film Fall 2022
Division II
Cross-listed LATS 219
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This course will examine how a broad, but selective, range of Latinx writers and artists — particularly in fiction, film, visual arts, and biography — depict, describe, and discuss religious themes, including from the Bible and other relevant “scriptures.” Latinx-authored novels memoirs, and autobiographies, artwork by Latina/x visual artists, and films on Latinx themes and communities will be read and viewed to facilitate discussion about what it means to be religious and Latinx; how Latinx peoples read and depict their scriptures; and how such depictions promote or deter understanding of Latinidad in the U.S.A.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 15-20
Class#: 1715
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: In this course, students will read and write short essays about novels and memoirs (4-5 pages), critically analyze film and artwork in short papers (3-4 pages), and write a research paper (8-10 pages) that analyzes the nexus of Latinx religion and art, whether fiction, film, memoir, or the visual arts. Attendance, participation, Glow discussion forums, and written assignments will all constitute assessment tools for this course.
Prerequisites: No prerequisites.
Enrollment Preferences: Students with at least one prior Religion course will be given preference if an enrollment overload. Also sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be given preference over first year students.
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
REL 215 Division II LATS 219 Division II
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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