Course Descriptions


LIT 400
Multicultural Literature
3 credits

At the end of this course, students will understand how to read literature to gain insight into cultures and human experiences different from their own, from both past cultures and present cultures.  Student analysis of texts will allow them to grow in empathy and awareness that will help prepare them as they move into increasingly diverse personal and professional spaces. The readings selected will be a mixture of long form (book length) and short form (essay) readings. Students will engage in close reading: they will be asked to analyze literature inductively, using clues from the surface level of literature (literary devices) to create larger truths they see in the literature. Literary analysis will be communicated through essays, presentations, and other class activities in the rhetorical forms of description, analysis, and reflection.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 122 or COM 245