Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 223 - Introduction to Asian American Literature

This survey course examines the evolution of a body of literature known as Asian American literature, from its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century to the present. The course will examine the literary works of Asian American writers, mainly in fiction and poetry, in its literary, historical, cultural, social, and political contexts. PREREQUISITE(S): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A  or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly EN 204.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Respond to, analyze, and evaluate literary texts
  • Use various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations
  • Demonstrate critical reading of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse by writing multi-page papers
  • Show an understanding of the cultural, historical, political, and social contexts of Asian American literature
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity of themes and styles in Asian American literature
  • Identify the characteristics and trends of Asian American literary traditions, authors, genres, and themes

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