Code and Name of the Course: AKE 404 Literature of Diversity
Course Level: Undergraduate
Type of Course: Compulsory
Course Objectives: Emphasizing the multicultural nature of the US, this course aims to familiarize students with the above mentioned groups.
Course Content: The cultural and social history, critical theories, the present status of groups defined as minorities due to their ethnicity, gender, religion, class, sexual orientation, etc. will be studied. This study will be followed by a closer analysis of these groups through fictional and nonfictional works.
Course Length: One semester
Language of Course: English
Main Teaching Methods: The course will combine lectures and audio-visual materials with discussion of the assigned readings
Assessment Methods: Class participation, student presentations, exams and papers.
Susser, Ida, and Thomas Patterson, eds. Cultural Diversity in the United States. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2000.
Naylon, Larry, ed. Cultural Diversity in the US. Westford, Conn: Bergin and Garvey, 1997
Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror:A History of Multicultural America. Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1993
Portes, Alejandro and Ruben Rumbaut. Immigrant America: A Portrait. Second Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
Paula Rottenberg. Race, Class and Gender in the U.S
Shirley Geok-Lim (ed.). Asian American Literature: An Anthology. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Pub. Group, 2000.
Sollors, Werner. Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Singh, Amritjit, Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr. and Robert E. Hogan, eds. Memory, Narrative and Identity: New Essays in Ethnic American
Literatures. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994.
Singh, Amritjit, Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr. and Robert E. Hogan, eds. Memory and Cultural Politics: New Approaches to Ethnic Literatures. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.
Brown, Wesley and Amy Ling, eds. Imagining America: Stories from the Promised Land. New York: Persea Books, 1991.
ECTS Credits: 5