Spring 6-Week Southwest Literature & Film Course

Monday, March 30, 2020 until Friday, May 8, 2020 Mountain Daylight Time UTC -06:00

New Mexico Highlands Univ
PO Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
United States

Starting on Monday, March 30th, New Mexico Highlands University will be offering a 6 week Southwest  Literature and film course for 3 academic credits during the COVID-19 pandemic happening. This is a great opportunity for high school students, current NMHU students, and members of the community to stay engaged while we wait for life to return back to normal. The 6 week course is ALL ONLINE and for FREE. No tuition or fees will be charged to register and get credit for this class. The class satisfies the core literature requirement. Please fill out the below form to register for this class if interested. Don't delay, the class has  a maximum of 25 students registered. 

The course will examine works of Southwest literature in conjunction with their film adaptations. We will read and analyze works of literature native to or exploring cultural issues of the Southwest. We will also view the cinematic adaptations of these works, and compare/contrast directors' choices in moving works form the written to the visual format. We will address how literature reflects the setting, history, and culture of the Southwest; how plot in historical literature is developed by context in various time periods; and how the Southwest is (mis)represented in film culture adaptation. The course will be taught by a team of English department faculty: Dr. Lauren Fath, Dr. Juan Gallegos, and Dr. Brandon Kempner.


Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.