eng301 | undergraduate

American Ethnic Literature

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This course will survey the literature of the major ethnic groups in the United States (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans) as a means to explore ethnic diversity and minority voices. Focusing on contemporary relevance, a wide range of representative literary works and authors will be discussed in their historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts with special consideration of characteristic literary themes and techniques.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Native American Literature

    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of contemporary Native American literature.
    • Identify representative Native American authors and works.
    • Describe the development of Native American literature.
    • Analyze characteristic themes and literary techniques.

    Hispanic/Latino Literature

    • Describe the development of Hispanic/Latino literature.
    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of contemporary Hispanic/Latino literature.
    • Identify representative Hispanic/Latino authors and works.
    • Analyze characteristic themes and literary techniques.

    Literature as a Reflection of Society

    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of ethnic literature.
    • Analyze literary criticism related to ethnic literature.
    • Recognize the importance of ethnic literature in America.
    • Recognize the changing literary canon as a reflection of a changing society.
    • Explore ethnic literature as a means to understand ethnic diversity in society.

    African American Literature

    • Describe the development of African American literature.
    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of contemporary African American literature.
    • Identify representative African American authors and works.
    • Analyze characteristic themes and literary techniques.

    Asian American Literature

    • Describe the development of Asian American literature.
    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of contemporary Asian American literature.
    • Identify representative Asian American authors and works.
    • Analyze characteristic themes and literary techniques.
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