Rahul Krishna Gairola
B CUSP 134
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.
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
Begin reading one or more of the above novels
Class assignments and grading
Short responses culminating into a Final Paper