AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Section: 001 Arab-American Literature
Term: WN 2008
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course focuses on the literature written by Arab-Americans over the last century, including short stories, novels, poetry and autobiographies. We will explore the themes of this literature as they engage with American literary and cultural traditions. We will also consider the various contexts and conditions in which this literature was produced. To some extent, this means thinking of how literature by Arab-Americans articulates with and “negotiates” the myths and ideals by which America has defined itself historically and till the present. We will get a partial sense of this when we compare Arab-American experiences and writings to those of other racial-ethnic groups in America, like Latina/os, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, and African-Americans, to whose identities experiences and ideals of migration and travel, democracy and freedom, belonging and sense of “home,” and self-advancement have been central. Requirements for the course include: in-class attendance, frequent short response papers, an oral presentation, a midterm essay, and a final exam.

AMCULT 204 - Themes in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
27071
Open
19
5Fr or So
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with ENGLISH 280.001
002 (LEC)
 
25307
Open
2
 
-
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230.002. Students will be auto-enrolled in section 002 when they elect a discussion section (sections 003-008).
003 (DIS)
P
25308
Closed
0
2Fr or So
-
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
004 (DIS)
P
25309
Closed
0
4Fr or So
-
Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
005 (DIS)
P
25310
Closed
0
5Fr or So
-
Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
006 (DIS)
P
25314
Open
0
3Fr or So
-
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
007 (DIS)
P
25315
Closed
0
 
-
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
008 (DIS)
P
25316
Closed
0
1Fr or So
-
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 230
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