LITERATURE AND RACE   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Johnstown Campus Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course examines the relations between literature and race. It views race as an idea `an 'invention' that works as a mechanism for organizing the world `which, though it emerged during the enlightenment, continues to have far-reaching implications for the literature produced in the us. It will consider the ways in which categories such as race and nation affect literary representations of different groups of people in us society. It will also look at a variety of narratives of race and racialized experiences, and how these are explored in different literary contexts, asking to what extent such discourses of race are both critical and formative elements in us American literature and culture.
Academic Career: UGRD
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

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