REL 215
Religion in Latinx Literature, Art & Film Fall 2023
Division II
Cross-listed LATS 219
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LATS 219–Religion in Latinx Literature, Art & Film This course will examine how a selective range of US Latinx writers, artists, and filmmakers–particularly in fiction, memoir, visual arts and films by and about Latinidad–depict, describe, and discuss religious themes, broadly considered. Latinx-authored novels and memoirs, artwork by Latina/o/x visual artists, and films depicting Latinx life through the lens of Latinx film-makers will be read, viewed, and studied to facilitate discussion about what it means to be Latina/o/x and religious. How do fictional, autobiographical and artistic depictions of Latinx people, communities, and their religiosity/spiritualities promote or deter understanding of Latinidad in the U.S.A.?
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 15-20
Class#: 1218
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: In this course, students will read and write short essays about novels and/or 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 LATS or 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:
LATS 219 Division II REL 215 Division II
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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