By reading a variety of examples of literature written both by and about a given ethnic group, students expand their familiarity with a distinctive subset of American literature and its links to other cultures and post-colonial literary traditions.
Through various classroom activities and assignments, students demonstrate understanding of the history, aesthetics, and thematic concerns of the ethnic literature in the broader contexts of American literature.
Students form a research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective and polished written argument centered on an aspect of the ethnic literature.
Professional Writing and Stylistics
Students produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.