Course Highlight: Transnational Diaspora and Inequality

This summer, students have the opportunity to investigate diaspora, immigration, and inequality in transnational contexts. In ENG 104 — Introduction to Literature: Fiction, students will examine a variety of fictional works by women of color and observe how these contemporary narratives frame the ethical dilemmas modern subjects face in cross-national circuits. 

In this course, students will read Michelle Cliff’s “White Chocolate,” Jhumpa Lahiri’s “A Real Durwan,” and Helene Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus. Using these narratives, students will analyze the effects that systematic inequality, poverty, and racial discrimination have on the widening gaps between communities of color and the affluent White class, as well as discuss relevant criticisms on global inequality and the refugee crisis. 

This course fulfills lower-division elective credits for the English Major, credits for the English minor, and an Arts & Letters general requirement. 

Course Details: 
ENG 104 — Introduction to Literature: Fiction 
CRN 43552 

For more information, contact Helen Huang. Be sure to check with your English advisor to see how this course fits with your Summer 2020 class schedule!