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ENGL 223 - Ethnic Writers in America

(3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course explores the connections between ethnic identity, literature, and culture in the United States. Focus will be representation of life stories and cultural experiences by writers from selected and differing ethnic communities and pasts, including literature by members of “old” and “new” ethnic groups in the United States: African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/as, white ethnics and others. Students will be defining this genre of writing, looking at themes such as the following: ethnic and racial stereotypes; ethnicity and gender; assimilation versus cultural heritage and memory; “translating” experiences into a new culture and language; responses to myths about immigration and other national narratives such as the American Dream.

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