ENG 223 Ethnic American Literatures, 3 credits

This course surveys literature by ethnic American writers—including but not limited to African American, Asian American, Chicano/a and Native American authors—from the early/colonial period to the present. In this course, students will examine these literatures for how they negotiate the position(s) of ethnic individuals and/or communities within the United States. Students will also identify major discourses of U.S. multi-ethnic literature (for example, the melting pot, conflict/resistance, assimilation, etc.) and analyze how individual works and authors reflect, challenge, and transcend these discourses. (Fall 2015 and later)