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U. S. MULTICULTURAL FICTION (CUL-224024)

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Course Description:


Focus on literature by African American, Asian American, Latin American and Native American writers, with an opportunity to read additional works by writers that reflect your own family's tradition. Explore the treatment, meanings and implications of multiculturalism in contemporary U.S. fiction. These explorations will include investigations of how diverse American cultures are valued, critiqued and transmitted through literature. Writers include Toni Cade Bambara, Ernest Gaines, Oscar Hijuelos, Gish Hen, Anna Llnzer, N. Scott Momady and others. Student writing will include personal, critical and researched responses to issues of multicultural fiction, presented both in online discussions and formal essays of literary analysis.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.


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 2. Fall 2.

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