IP

Multicultural, Identity, Pluralism, and Tolerance (IP) courses examine the social construction of collective identities, the emergence of representative voices from varying social and cultural standpoints, and the effects of prejudice, intolerance, and discrimination. The purpose of courses in this category is to analyze the general principles underlying tolerance, or the lack of it.

26359

Hernández, Teresa

This course is an introductory survey where we will identify and define the field of Chicanx and Latinx literatures and cultural studies through a critical engagement. In addition to considering how history, politics, and literary periods shape these robust fields, we will also examine the ways... (read more)

26403

Trapp, Brian

ENG 240 introduces students to central concepts and essential texts in disability studies and applies them to literary and cultural texts, with a focus on racial diversity and learning directly from writers and scholars who experience a wide spectrum of body/mind variabilities. The texts in this... (read more)

26406

Barter, Faith

This course considers how women writers acknowledge, resist, and re-imagine their relationship to law. We will read literary works that directly engage law, as well as scholarship from legal studies to explore questions including: What is the relationship between law and literature? How do women... (read more)

26411

Brown, Kirby

La Malinche. Pocahontas. Sacagawea. These are likely the only Indigenous women with whom many are familiar. Though real historical figures, these Indigenous women are often depicted in popular literature along a rigid spectrum as race traitors or colonial sympathizers, virtuous princesses or... (read more)

26845

Wojcik, Daniel

An introduction to contemporary folklore studies, with emphasis on the meanings of stories, rituals, festivals, body art, subcultures, the supernatural, street art, Internet folklore, and other forms of vernacular expression as these relate to a diversity of social identities and cultural... (read more)

18223

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified ... (read more)

41837

Clevinger, Kara

“This is who we are, Mama. Real women.” This declaration made by America Ferrera’s character Ana in the 2002 coming-of-age film Real Women Have Curves marks a powerful turning point for Ana as she stands up for all women who have been made to feel ashamed for their bodies, their choices, their... (read more)

41839

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nation, class, and ability. It considers historical and contemporary effects of prejudice, intolerance,... (read more)

43549

McGuffie, Allison

This course studies works of film and media as representational objects that engage with communities identified by intersectional categories including sex, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, nation, class, and ability. It considers historical and contemporary effects of prejudice, intolerance,... (read more)

32141

Trapp, Brian

ENG 240 introduces students to central concepts and essential texts in disability studies and applies them to literary and cultural texts, with a... (read more)

32142

Thorsson, Courtney

This course is a survey of writings by African American authors. We will study fiction, essays, and poetry in their historical, political, and... (read more)

32144

Brown, Kirby

In 1968, Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American literature. Momaday's award signaled... (read more)

32156

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the aesthetic, historical and economic factors influencing film, media, and cultural... (read more)

36476

Galentine, Cassandra

Latinxs have lived, worked, and thrived in what is now considered the United States for a long time. This course is an introductory survey of U.S. Latinx literature that will give students a glimpse of the wide range of formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of... (read more)

36908

Miller, Quinn

This course explores sexuality and self-expression by studying transgender comedy, including in poetry, novels, and digital performance. We will... (read more)

22229

Weeber, Susan

This course surveys African American literature from its origins to the present. We will read a wide... (read more)

22238

Bohls, Elizabeth

Travel, or the journey, is often conceptualized in relation to home as the point of departure and return: in Homer’s Odyssey,... (read more)

22241

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the aesthetic, historical and economic factors influencing film, media, and... (read more)

26303

Wojcik, Daniel

An introduction to contemporary folklore studies, with emphasis on the meanings of stories, rituals, festivals, body art, subcultures,... (read more)

26546

Fickle, Tara

This course introduces students to some of the major works, authors, and themes of Asian American literature, a diverse body of writing... (read more)

26547

The prolific White Earth Ojibwe writer Gerald Vizenor conceptualizes the cultural work of Indigenous literatures as “survivance,”... (read more)

26554

Barter, Faith

Hallucinations, Prophecies, and the Supernatural. Working from the 19th century to the present, this course will consider African... (read more)

26555

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

One could say that most comics are about the human body, in all its variations, exaggerations, erotics, poses, powers, and... (read more)

12111

Barter, Faith

This course is a survey of literature by African American authors from the 19th century into the present. We will read texts from a range of genres... (read more)

12112

Preston, Sarah

As an introductory survey, this course emphasizes the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of Latinx literature. We will read novels, poetry, short stories... (read more)

12113

Brown, Kirby

In 1968, Kiowa writer N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for American literature. The award signaled for many the “... (read more)

12128

McGuffie, Allison

This course introduces students to critical thinking about the aesthetic, historical and economic factors influencing film, media, and cultural production. The... (read more)

16437

Miller, Quinn

This course analyzes situation comedy as a form that women writers use in and beyond television. Reading sitcom scripts, stand-up transcripts, and situation-... (read more)

16438

Kaufman, Heidi

In recent years Jewish fiction and non-fiction writers have turned to the archive quest narrative to explore family secrets, confusing histories, and lost or... (read more)

16439

Wheeler, Elizabeth (Betsy)

One could say that most comics are about the human body, in all its variations, exaggerations, erotics, poses, powers, and vulnerabilities. ... (read more)

41034

Clevinger, Kara

"This is who we are, Mama. Real women." This declaration made by America Ferrera's character, Ana, in the 2002 film Real Women Have... (read more)

41035

This class will explore the intersections between race, literature, and film. We will study poetry, fiction, essays, and comics that... (read more)

42475

Brousseau, Marcel

As an introductory survey, this course emphasizes the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of Latinx literature. We will read novels, poetry, short stories, and comics, among other media, by authors from a range of identities—including Mexican American, Guatemalan American, Cuban American,... (read more)

31970

Weeber, Susan

This course surveys African American literature from its origins to the present. We will read a wide variety of authors and genres, including fiction, essays,... (read more)

31971

Fickle, Tara

This course introduces students to some of the major works, authors, and themes of Asian American literature, a diverse body of writing broadly defined as... (read more)

31972

Brousseau, Marcel

As an introductory survey, this course emphasizes the formal, thematic, and cultural diversity of Native American literatures. Recognizing that Native textual... (read more)

27047

Barter, Faith

This course is a survey of writings by African American authors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Studying fiction, essays, and poetry, we’ll close read representative texts to identify formal and thematic elements that characterize the African American literary tradition. We will consider how... (read more)

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