Courses & Programs

Introduction to Asian American Literature [C]

COURSE CODE: ENG 226

CREDITS: 3

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: ENG 102

Designed to explore cultural perspectives through Asian-American literature in the context of American experience. The course will sample well-known works of fiction, drama, or poetry by Asian Americans and encourage the students to reflect on their own cultures and values through the unique perspectives of these writers. Representative works and writers may include Amy Tan, Chang-Rae Lee, Ha Jin, Lisa See, Gish Jen, Maxine H. Kingston, Shawn Wong, as well as David H. Hwang, Wakako Yamauchia, and Velina H. Houston. Students can expect to leave this class with not only greater knowledge of Asian America but also a deeper understanding of what it means to be a pluralistic society. Prerequisite: ENG 102