This course provides students with an introduction to multicultural literature. Emphasis is placed on increasing students’ awareness and understanding of the values, beliefs, and experiences of people from different cultures through literature.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
The Origins of Multicultural Literature
- Describe the origins of multicultural literature as a historical development.
- Examine key figures in the origins of multicultural literature.
- Identify major themes and subjects in the literature associated with the origins of multicultural literature.
The Civil Rights Era and Multicultural Literature
- Identify characteristics of Civil Rights-era multicultural literature.
- Describe strategies of resistance in Civil Rights-era multicultural literature.
Identity and Personal Narratives
- Examine key figures in the multicultural literature associated with the exploration of identity and personal narratives.
- Identify major themes and subjects in the multicultural literature associated with the exploration of identity and personal narratives.
- Describe stories related to you or your family’s history.
- Explore key contemporary authors associated with historically marginalized groups.
- Examine the themes and subjects of contemporary authors associated with historically marginalized groups.
Becoming Global: Transnational Literature
- Describe the value of studying multicultural and transnational literature.
- Examine the intersection of ethics with the study of multicultural and transnational literature.
- Summarize aspects of transnational literature.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- ENG/100 – Critical Reading and Composition OR
- a minimum of 3 college credits of College Composition
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