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CMLT 2400

Asian-American Literature

MWF 10:10-11:00

TR 11-12:15

MWF 12:20 pm-01:10 pm

MWF 01:25 pm-02:15 pm

MWF 02:30 pm-03:20 pm

Hours: 
3 hours
Spring 2014 Information: 

Through a survey of works by American authors of Asian descent, this course seeks to familiarize students with the cultural traditions and social and historical backgrounds of Asian ethnic groups within the United States. Students will examine literary depictions of the immigration experiences and problems of assimilation encountered by each ethnic group, as well as explore themes of identity, cultural opposition, gender, and violence. Some of the works covered will be John Okada's No-No Boy, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker, and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly.

Fall Semester Information: 
Through a survey of works by American authors of Asian descent, this course seeks to familiarize students with the cultural traditions and social and historical backgrounds of Asian ethnic groups within the United States. Students will examine literary depictions of the immigration experiences and problems of assimilation encountered by each ethnic group, as well as explore themes of identity, cultural opposition, gender, and violence. Some of the works covered will be John Okada's No-No Boy, Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker, and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly.
Course Description: 

Works of literature by Asian-American writers, including works written in English and translations of works originally written in Asian languages.

Semester course Offered: 
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System: 
A-F (Traditional)
Oasis Title: 
ASIAN-AMERICAN LIT
 
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