Exploration of the contemporary writings of Hispanic Americans that provide insight into the history, socio-political and literary roots of cultural identity in the U.S. Texts ae representative of various genres in Spanish and English and illuminate the diverse ethnic and cultural components of Hispanic communities in different regions of the U.S. Texts are in English. This course is taught in English. (This course may be applied toward the requirement of 12 credits of study of foreign language for the Bachelor of Arts degree.)