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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    Perspectives on Liberty and Equality

    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of liberty.
    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of equality.
    • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of liberty and equality.

    Perspectives on Family and Community

    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of family.
    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of community.
    • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of family and community.

    Perspectives on Gender and Relationships

    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of gender.
    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of relationships.
    • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of gender and relationships.

    Perspectives on Travel and The Land

    • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of travel.
    • Examine how American ethnic literature represents the land.
    • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat travel and land.

    Defining American Ethnic Literature

    • Identify defining characteristics of the major American ethnic literary traditions.
    • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of ethnic literature.
    • Explain how the major American ethnic literary traditions have evolved over time.
    • Analyze the role of American ethnic literature in contemporary American society.
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