Querying the Nation: American Literature and Ethnic Studies|
Spring 2015 not offered
This course examines American literature in relation to the field of ethnic studies. We'll examine how the Third World Liberation Front strikes at San Francisco State and UC Berkeley led to the emergence of ethnic studies as an interdisciplinary field of study, in turn transforming the landscape of American literature and literary history. In addition to analyzing the themes and forms of Native American, Asian American, and Chicano/Latino texts, we will study the recent controversies concerning the place of ethnic studies in education today.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Theories of race, ethnicity, Ethnic Studies documents, readings of W.E.B. Du Bois, Sherman Alexie, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Oscar Zeta Acosta
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm, Research Paper, Presentation
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and active participation in discussion
This course fulfills the Theory and Literatures of Difference major requirement and helps fulfill the Race & Ethnicity and Theory and Literary Forms concentration requirements of the English major; fulfills the research seminar requirement for English major thesis writers.
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