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RLSP 230
Mexican Literature and Cultural Production Fall 2020
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity

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This course will offer a survey of the rich and varied cultural production of Mexico, from the pre-Hispanic past to the present. Students will explore a variety of literary genres (pre-Hispanic poetry, creation stories and songs; chronicles of conquest; short works of prose fiction and novels; and modern poetry and essays) as well as other kinds of cultural production within a framework of historical contextualization and formal analysis. The course meets twice per week and it is taught remotely. Conducted in Spanish.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 2821
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Each student will write three 4- to 5-page papers on which I will provide written feedback regarding grammar, style, and argument. Each student will also provide three 2-page critiques of their partner's papers as a form of feedback. After receiving my feedback and the feedback of their peers, each student will revise each of the papers and submit a final version. Excellent preparation, active and engaged participation in class discussions.
Prerequisites: RLSP 105, placement exam results, permission of instructor.
Enrollment Preferences: Spanish majors and certificate students, current and potential; LATS concentrators
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
WS Notes: Each student will write three 4- to 5-page papers on which I will provide written feedback regarding grammar, style, and argument. Each student will also provide three 2-page critiques of their partner's papers as a form of feedback. After receiving my feedback and the feedback of their peers, each student will revise each of the papers and submit a final version.
DPE Notes: This course will introduce students to the rich and varied cultural production of Mexico across time and space. It will highlight the often marginalized and neglected intellectual histories of indigenous peoples and other minoritized sectors of Mexican society. As such, students will acquire critical tools to examine and understand the rich and varied cultural production of Mexico.
Attributes: GBST Latin American Studies Electives

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