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LIT 278 Native American Literature and Culture
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Humanities  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed: None


Description: An introduction to literature written by and about Native peoples of the Americas, including myths, legends, the oral tradition, fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. Prerequisites: RDG094; ENG101

Prerequisites: RDG094; ENG101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe themes commonly found in works by Native Americans, i.e. tribal sovereignty, colonialism; language issues; urban Indian concerns, stereotyping, cultural appropriation, etc.
2. (Analysis Level) Examine cultural products using appropriate literary, cultural, historical, and/or theoretical terminology and textual support.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the history of group naming practices related to indigenous peoples of the Americas.
4. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the influence of the oral tradition, native spiritual practices, and other cultural traditions on the content, theme, genre, and form of works produced by Native Americans.
5. (Analysis Level) Connect the portrayal of Native American culture by non-native writers to common tropes such as the noble savage, the vanishing Indian, the stoic Indian, the environmental guardian, spiritual warrior, etc.
6. (Synthesis Level) Formulate clearly written, well developed discourse about select literary works that exhibits competency in course concepts.
7. (Evaluation Level) Interpret and critique contemporary issues through a Native American perspective or world view.
8. (Evaluation Level) Assess the ways Native American literature and culture reflects, challenges, and contributes to the American literary and cultural canon.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None