J-Term 2018 Courses
|Course - Section||Title|
|ENGL 217 - L01||Multicultural Literature||See Details||*||*|
|Description of course Genetics B/ Lab:||
Course Registration Number:
10218 (View in ClassFinder)
Melissa J. Hendrickx
What happens when race and sexuality collide? This course will explore literature from writers of color who are also members of the LGBTQ community. We will discuss the impact of having multiple minority statuses, and historic connections between racial and LGBTQ social justice movements. Potential authors include James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Ryka Aoki, Deborah Miranda, and others. Through their poetry, novels, and essays, we will examine how these writers redefine our understanding of gender, ethnicity, and relationships, while simultaneously expanding the American Literary canon. Students' final project will consist of connecting one of these authors to a current cultural or political issue. This is a blended/hyrbid course that will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with students completing online assignments on Wednesdays and Fridays. This course fulfills the Historical Perspectives requirement in the English major, the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum, and counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum Writing to Learn course. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.