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LIT. 372 Myth and Folklore of La Raza

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Course Description

Explore the purpose and meaning of myth and folklore within the context of the indigenous, Mexican, Mexican-American, and other mestizo cultures found in Mexico, other parts of Latin America, and the Southwest. Course work involves analyzing myths and folklore that originate from the indigenous of the Americas, the Spanish and the mestizos of Latin American culture. Students also study the effects of these myths and folklore on contemporary values. The course examines the perspectives, values, and cultures of Native American, Spanish, and mestizo people of Latin America and the United States.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Appropriate skill level as demonstrated by eligibility for ENGL 100 or 105, or other measures as applicable.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)