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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2005

E 314V • Mexican American Literature & Culture

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32410 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
PAR 308
HINOJOSA SMITH

Course Description

Because this is a substantial writing course, the student is expected to write and rewrite. Additional help: The Undergraduate Writing Center. Grammatical points, vocabulary, and the composition and construction of papers are essential and will be discussed and demonstrated throughout the course of the semester. Added to which, in-class and out-of-class writings are also mandatory. (Dictionaries may be used in class.)

Grading Policy

Papers 80%
Pop quizzes 20%

No less than eight (8) papers (500-700 words). Recitation is also part of the course work. Attendance is required and monitored

Texts

Francisco Jiménez, The Circuit
Ernesto Galarza, Barrio Boy
Rolando Hinojosa, Dear Rafe
Ron Arias, The Road to Tamazunchale
Diane Hacker, A Manual of Style

The literature covers the beginning of Mexican American literature to the eighties. Most literary genres are included in the reading.

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