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SPECIAL TOPICS IN LITERATURE: NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE (CUL-224404)

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Course Description:


In this course we will read literature and literary criticism by members of just a few of the more than 500 tribes that survive or thrive in North America. This will offer you diverse perspectives and debate on Native American literature.

Accompanied by these different perspectives, we'll read Native works, looking to see how they “speak theory” and convey stories on their own terms, linking fiction and history, (auto)biography and fiction, to address issues that concern us all.

While this is an advanced course within the general context of literary studies, it is not advanced within the context of Native American literary studies. That might entail, for example, analysis that includes tribally specific practices, knowledge, history, stories, and prophecies.

This course meets Humanities and Gen Ed requirements


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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