Multicultural Literature

Course Description

Examines core concepts of race, ethnicity, culture, and multiculturalism from the standpoint of recent developments in American literary canon formation. Students will synthesize current multicultural literary theories with a corpus of significant literary texts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a broad range of Native American, African American, and Asian American literatures.
  • Demonstrate through student writing an original approach to multicultural literary theory.
  • Evaluate the complexities of canon formation.
  • Integrate multicultural literature into the larger discourse of the American literary canon.
  • Synthesize current theory and practice in the study of American multicultural literature.
  • Synthesize the relevance of such knowledge in our current socio-educational climate.

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