Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: ENGL                                     Course Number: 331                                    
Course Title: Asian American Literature
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course will introduce students to the critical questions that shape and challenge what we know a Asian American literature, a largely emerging, contested field of study. We will examine the political, theoretical implications of the now familair conjunction of "Asian" and "American." Further, we will trace the ways in which Asian American writers themselves try to negotiate the complexity of being Asian and American. Through close readings of the representative literature and criticism, we will locate the sites of Asian America in U.S. political and hsitorical imaginary. Special attention will be given to autobiographical narratives that directly or indirectly questions the status of Asian America as a viable racial, cultural, political identity.

Prerequisite: ENGL 211.
Start Date:    09/27/2006                         End Date: