2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ENG 245 - Ethnic Literature of the Southwest


Description: Examination of literature by a variety of ethnic groups in the American Southwest across multiple genres, time periods, and geographic regions.  This will include Indigenous literature and Chicano/a literature.

Prerequisites: ENG 101 or ENG 101A or ENG 103. Reading Proficiency.

General Education Competency: Written Communication

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Characteristic elements of literature and introduction to genres 
  2. Tools and methods of literary criticism and scholarly research 
  3. Geographical, historical, and social influences on ethnic literature of the Southwest including issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality 
  4. Features of the American Southwest that influence literary works

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define key literary terms and apply them to the study of selected works of ethnic literature of the Southwest from a variety of genres. (1)
  2.  Apply the tools and methods of literary criticism and scholarly research to selected works of ethnic literature of the Southwest. (2) 
  3. Analyze geographical, historical, and social influences on ethnic literature of the Southwest, including issues of race, gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. (3)
  4. Analyze how features of the American Southwest influence literary works from a variety of ethnic groups. (4)

Required Assessment:
  1. 2500 words of monitored writing.