Ethnic Literatures

Ethnic Literatures
Study of literary texts representative of a thoughtfully focused dimension of a given ethnic group.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesENGL 251 & ENGL 295
 TaughtContact Department
Course Outcomes

Literary Analysis

By reading a variety of examples of literature written both by and about a given ethnic group, students expand their familiarity with a distinctive subset of American literature and its links to other cultures and post-colonial literary traditions.

Interpretive Context

Through various classroom activities and assignments, students demonstrate understanding of the history, aesthetics, and thematic concerns of the ethnic literature in the broader contexts of American literature.

Research Strategy

Students form a research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective and polished written argument centered on an aspect of the ethnic literature.

Professional Writing and Stylistics

Students produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.