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Race and Sex in Contemporary U.S. Texts

This course examines race and ethnicity in American-Indian, Latino, African-American and Asian-American texts in the contemporary United States (1960s to present). The course investigates recurrent issues like immigration, memory and identity, and the legacy of slavery as we understand the political and cultural underpinnings of the texts. Writers include Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Gish Jen and Don Lee. This course meets the literature and cultural diversity requirement for English majors with secondary-education certification. Spring semester.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: DD
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0