NEW ACS MINI-COURSE FALL 2017: Redefining American: Latino/a Identity in the U.S.

Designed for advanced English speakers, this course explores how Latinos—the largest minority group in the United States—are redefining what it means to be American in the 21st century. What is the difference between the terms “Hispanic,” “Latino/a,” Latin@ and “Latinx”? How is President Trump’s proposal for a wall along the US-Mexico border connected to 1950s Hollywood stereotypes? These are just a few of the questions that we will consider throughout this 5.5-week course.

Language skills developed include:

–          oral expression (through in-class discussion and presentations)

–          writing (through reaction papers and blog posts)

–          listening and reading comprehension (through the analysis and interpretation of manifestos, memoir, music, poetry, podcasts, film and television)

Instructor: Karen Secrist, PhD