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Course Description

This course will survey the literature of the major ethnic groups in the United States (African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asian Americans) as a means to explore ethnic diversity and minority voices. Focusing on contemporary relevance, a wide range of representative literary works and authors will be discussed in their historical, socio-political, and cultural contexts with special consideration of characteristic literary themes and techniques.

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

Perspectives on Liberty and Equality

  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of liberty.
  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of equality.
  • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of liberty and equality.

Perspectives on Family and Community

  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of family.
  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of community.
  • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of family and community.

Perspectives on Gender and Relationships

  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of gender.
  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of relationships.
  • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat the concepts of gender and relationships.

Perspectives on Travel and The Land

  • Examine how American ethnic literature treats the concept of travel.
  • Examine how American ethnic literature represents the land.
  • Compare how different traditions of ethnic literature treat travel and land.

Defining American Ethnic Literature

  • Identify defining characteristics of the major American ethnic literary traditions.
  • Examine the historical, socio-political, and cultural context of ethnic literature.
  • Explain how the major American ethnic literary traditions have evolved over time.
  • Analyze the role of American ethnic literature in contemporary American society.

Prerequisites

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.

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Disclaimers

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 13, 2019 to Sep 16, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
AMERICAN ETHNIC LITERATURE
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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