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Stephanie Owings
TCXUS 381
Tacoma Campus

Immigrant and Ethnic Literature

Explores dynamics of cultures in contact and conflict and examines how literatures of different ethnic groups reflect this contrast. Emphasizes historical and cultural perspectives on immigrant and ethnic experience in the U.S. Analyzes literature depicting different aspects of the immigrant and ethnic experience within the larger context of America.

Class description

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Read the required texts before you begin the class if you have time. this will give you the opportunity for a second reading during the class, increasing your understanding and developing your ideas.

Required Reading: OPioneers by Willa Cather, Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska, Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid Various Essays on Course Reserve at the Tacoma Library

Class assignments and grading

-Study guides for each novel -two essays 5 to 10 pages

Grades will be assigned based on the 'study guides' and the two class essays.


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 Stephanie Owings
Date: 03/04/2009