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ENG 490 Asian American Literature

This course explores and investigates literature by American authors from various Asian backgrounds such as, but not limited to, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Indian/South Asian. We will consider literature with diverse themes and styles in a number of genres: novels, short stories, poetry, autobiography, and drama. The course will also investigate the historical, cultural, and social contexts in which Asian-American literature has developed. Topically, we will explore subjects such as Asian-American experiences and representations of self-identity, bicultural, and cross-cultural experience, family relationships, among others. Satisfies Humanities Core Curriculum or Cultural Diversity Core Curriculum (can only be used for one category). Pre-requisite(s): ENG 102 and Junior or Senior standing. Recommended pre-requisites: ENG 298 and ENG 303.