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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Latin American Studies

LAS 244 (AR; IT) Latino/Latina Voices in the U.S.  (1)

[Crosslisted with RHET 244 and AES 244]

This course is a historical-critical survey of the public discourse of Latino/Latinas in the United States from colonial times to the present. As such, we will focus significantly on such issues as language, establishment of identities, civil rights, immigration, the formation of communities, political participation, and cultural assimilation. In order to accomplish our task we will study the historical context of the discourse, prominent rhetors, and various pieces of discourse. Analyzing the environment out of which discourse springs, contributors to voice, and the arguments, styles, themes, and issues articulated is crucial for understanding Latino/Latina voices in the United States. This course will also count toward the Rhetoric & Media Studies major.

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values and Interpreting Texts.

  • Offering: Annually
  • Instructor: Cordova