US: Difference, Inequality, and Agency courses focus on race and ethnicity in the United States by considering two or more racial and ethnic groups.


Wojcik, Daniel

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


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)


Cavanaugh, Alex

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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)