ENGL1340 Introduction to Multicultural Literature

Course Description

Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 6 and 7 -Humanities and Human Diversity. Multicultural literature features works written by African American, Asian American, Native American, and Latino authors as they intersect with issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and nationality. Students will read, discuss, and analyze multicultural literature to expand and deepen their experiences with diverse voices and perspectives. This will increase students' understanding of traditions and values of varied cultures necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Define and apply literary terms in culturally relevant reading selections.
  • Define and apply glossary terms related to the study of culture.
  • Uncover and interpret cultural similarities and distinctions via literature.
  • Examine culturally relevant literary themes and issues rooted in social structures and values.
  • Analyze cultural issues in literature as expressions of individual and human values within historical periods.
  • Apply critical thinking to achieve clarity, accuracy, precision, depth, and fair-mindedness to reading, discussing, writing, and listening skills to the culture-based study of literature.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other