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ENGL 210 Multicultural American Literature (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Celebrating the rich diversity of American voices, ENGL 210 focuses on the literary contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latinas/Latinos, and Native Americans and introduces the literary genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and essay as it explores the dominant themes that have shaped the American literary tradition.

Student Outcomes
1. Read and interpret particular American literary works as multicultural, intersectional texts.
2. Comprehend the historical and cultural contexts that have shaped the literary contributions of African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas/Latinos, European Americans, and Native Americans.
3. Identify the specific elements that comprise the literary genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and essay, and analyze those elements in the literary works assigned.
4. Determine how the literary elements employed shape the author’s central theme.
5. Apply the skills of literary analysis, research, and documentation in writing assignment(s) that critically engage course content.
6. Identify approaches to literary criticism.
7. Analyze how literature and its contexts are relevant to contemporary people, issues, and problems.



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