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Rahul Krishna Gairola
B CUSP 134
Bothell Campus

Interdisciplinary Writing

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to composition, including generating a compelling topic; the articulation of a thesis; the development of supporting evidence; the ability to draw conclusions from the evidence, clear organization of the essay, correct mechanics; awareness of audience, and knowledge of resources for research. Prerequisite: may not be taken for credit if previously earned a minimum grade of 2.0 B CUSP 101, B CUSP 114, or ENGL 131. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

Asian American Literature and Interdisciplinary Writing

The course will link college essay writing to Asian American novels that may include Ruth Ozeki's "My Year of Meats," Jumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies," Frank Chin's "Donald Duk," Carlos Bulosan's "America is in the Heart," and/ or John Okada's "No No Boy" (please note that the latter two novels take place in Seattle).

Student learning goals

Reading across cultures

Practice interfacing with Asian America

Exposure to cross cultural idioms

Exposure to visual culture of Asian America

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Begin reading one or more of the above novels

Class assignments and grading

Short responses culminating into a Final Paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Rahul Krishna Gairola
Date: 02/05/2013