Jan 26, 2023  
2021-22 University Catalog 
2021-22 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

LITT 256 American Immigrant Literature

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

By immersing students in works from a broad range of first- and second-generation immigrant writers–like Julia Alvarez, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ocean Vuong, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—this course will examine how immigrant voices have engaged with and spoken back to the dominant culture and how, over time, this has shaped ideas of what it means to be American. It will also investigate how U.S. immigration laws and policies have changed over the years and how this has affected the literature emerging.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.