Dian L. Million
Literature and poetry of the Pacific Northwest (Coast and Plateau) Native peoples. Contemporary literature and discussion of social and cultural issues raised by American Indian writers and writing. Offered: AW.
Contemporary poets, authors and short fiction writers who are from the Northern Coast and Pacific Northwest. This is a "Northwest" that will for our purposes include Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Starting with the oral traditions of these writers and their communities, the class addresses the transition made between oral storytelling and the work of contemporary authors, some whose work is nationally and internationally known (Formerly AIS 377: A Northwest Focus).
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, Large group and small group discussion, small group assignment
Enjoy reading and writing about literatures; strong respectful interest in different traditions.
Class assignments and grading
Reading assignments key to success, small group discussion assignments, short expository papers, and small group presentation.
Grades assigned for completion of written work demonstrating comprehension of main concepts taught in the course, and participation in discussion groups.