ENGL1301W: Introduction to Multicultural Literatures of the United States

4 CreditsEnvironmentEthical and Civic ResponsibilityLiteratureRace, Power, and Justice in the United StatesSustainabilityWriting Intensive

This course will include representative works by American Indian, African American, Asian American, Chicano/Chicana writers, and/or Jewish American writers, ranging from Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning masters to upcoming genre authors and debut authors. In reading these works, we will discuss social and cultural factors informing America's literary past and present. As these authors honor identity, celebrate community, and deal with the complexities of the modern age, they also explore America's shared and problematic past. Because this course is Writing Intensive, we will spend considerable time drafting, discussing, and revising papers. Techniques for writing a paper, close reading strategies, and relevant critical approaches will be discussed. As we tease out the meanings and methods of our texts, we'll also identify and analyze key literary devices.

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