2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Multicultural Literature: Page to Screen


Summer 2012 quarter

Chico Herbison American studies
Fields of Study
American studies, cultural studies, literature and moving image
Preparatory for studies or careers in
humanities, education

This course will explore multicultural America through a close reading of four novels and one play and the viewing of their cinematic adaptations: Toni Morrison's Beloved , Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club , Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone , Adrian C. Louis's Skins , and Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit . Students—equipped with the tools of literary and film analysis—will examine a complex array of American cultures and their multiple intersections, as well as the equally complex attempts to capture those cultural interactions in literature and on film. For their final projects, students will have the option of writing an academic research paper or a creative nonfiction piece.

Advertised Schedule
9a-1p Wed/Thu (Aug. 1 - 30)
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
July 20th, 2012 This offering has been cancelled due to low enrollment.