Querying the Nation: American Literature and Ethnic Studies|
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.
This is a writing-intensive course.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Theories of race, ethnicity, Ethnic Studies documents, readings of W.E.B. Du Bois, Sherman Alexie, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Oscar Zeta Acosta
|Examination 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.
|Instructor(s): Nguyen,Marguerite Bich Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 3; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 10||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 10||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: WesFiles Folders, Moodle|