Great Books from the World at Large: Latin America and Africa

COM LIT XL 4DW

This course studies texts from Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia) about the discovery of the New World, European conquest and the efforts to free Latin America from colonial imposition. The African texts studied (Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya) include stories that protest colonization, call for independence and celebrate African pride.     

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Winter
In-Person
Starting at $798.00
As few as 11 weeks
5.0

What you can learn.

  • Address the topics and issues raised by literary works
  • Establish the relevance of a short story’s themes and issues to the story’s author
  • Think about the relevance to your lives of the topics and issues a story raises
  • Master the techniques of coherent and persuasive written literary analysis

About this course:

As David Damrosch reminds us, “Reading a work from a different place and time involves a back-and-forth movement between the familiar and the unfamiliar. A view of the world is always a view from wherever we are, and we inevitably filter what we read through our own experience. But if we don’t impose our expectations onto the new work, its distinctive qualities will enlarge our field of vision.” The Latin American works we read—and write about—include stories by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina), Carlos Fuentes (Mexico) and Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia) about the discovery of the New World, European conquest and the efforts to free Latin America from colonial imposition. The African works we read—and write about—include, in addition to stories by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria), Nadine Gordimer (South Africa) and Nugugiwa Thiong’o (Kenya) that protest colonization, call for independence and celebrate African pride, a play about British presence in West Africa (Death and the King’s Horseman) by Nobel Prize-winner Wole Soyinka.

Spring 2024 Schedule

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Tuesday, Thursday 3:30PM - 5:30PM PT
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Instructor: Leonard Koff
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Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Apr 2, 2024
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Course Requirements
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Tue Apr 2, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Apr 4, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue Apr 9, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Apr 11, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue Apr 16, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Apr 18, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue Apr 23, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Apr 25, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue Apr 30, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu May 2, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue May 7, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu May 9, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue May 14, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu May 16, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue May 21, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu May 23, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue May 28, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu May 30, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Tue Jun 4, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Jun 6, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
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Tue Jun 11, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111
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Thu Jun 13, 2024
3:30PM PT - 5:30PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 111

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