Sep 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Hill Book (Class of 2025) 
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ENG 100/142 - Between Two Worlds: Multi-Ethnic Literature and Film (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Offered Periodically

In this course we study the work of contemporary writers and filmmakers from Native American, African American, Caribbean immigrant, and Asian American communities. We will examine how these artists explore questions such as community, belonging, and identity; race, nation, and assimilation; power and representation; colonization, history, and institutionalized racism; and writing and resistance. Students are expected to read at least one novel, a number of short stories, poems, and personal essays in preparation for class discussion, as well as watch documentary and feature films, mainstream as well as independent. There will be weekly response papers, at least one presentation, and two or three longer papers. 

Prerequisite(s)/Restriction(s): ENG 142 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
General Education Attribute(s): ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone.
ENG 142, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone.