By reading a variety of example of literature written both by and about Native Americans over the last four centuries, students will expand their familiarity with a disinctive subset of American literature and its links to other cultures and post-colonial literary traditions.
Professional Writing and Stylistics
Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.
Effective Research Strategy
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 Native American literature.
Students will, through classroom discussion, exams, and written assignments, demonstrate a sure knowledge of the history, aesthetics, and thematic concerns of Native American literatures in the broader contexts of American literature.