History | Latino Narratives of Migration & Community, 1848-2000
J300 | 25820 | Nieto-Phillips

A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section COAS intensive writing section

This course will explore the experiences of Latino and
Latina immigrants in the U.S. by way of first person accounts--
including memoirs, oral histories, and autobiographies. Is there
such thing as el sueño americano? What does it mean to "become
Mexican American?" Why has immigration been such a
defining experience in Latinos' lives and individual identities?
These and other issues--such as citizenship, language, gender and
immigration laws--are major themes running through the writings that
we will explore. This is a reading- and writing-intensive course
that challenge us to view Latina/o "history" through the lens
of "memory." Graded components will include several shorter (3-5
page) writing assignments, student-led discussions, a substantial
(20-25 page) final research paper and group assignments.