US Multi-Ethnic Literature – ENGH 108
This course introduces students to literary works by U.S. authors of color (African American, Latino/a, American Indian, Asian American, and Arab American, among others) from the twentieth-and twenty-first centuries. Through encounters with fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, students will think through issues like what it means to be “American,” how “othering” is accomplished and resisted, the links between land and cultural memory, and the connections between art and politics. By examining the social, historical, and political contexts of these works, students reflect on themes like poverty, art, citizenship, family, education, the American dream, identity, religion, and immigration.
4.000 Credit hours