HUMN3120 Voices of the World II The American Immigrant Experience

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: HUMN3120

Credits: 3

Term: Fall

About the Course:

The Voices of the World II course will analyze American immigrant lives through seminal historical narratives, award-winning novels, memoirs, and films. Students will get a chance to read and compare the major 20th and 21st Century stories of uprooting, passage, and adjustments to American culture. Students will be encouraged to recognize the narrator’s viewpoint, setting, homeland, family, gender, community, laws, and religion. They will learn about the great saga of American immigration, be expected to read immigrant narratives and related materials, and to complete a short précis for each of the readings. Students will watch films dealing with the lives of different ethnic diasporas within the United States. Prerequisite: ENGL1003. Meets the requirement for Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.

Course offered: Fall.

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