WGS 347: Special Topic:Women Lit

General Education requirement: Cultural & Artistic Literacy

Advanced study of a specialized topic chosen by the instructor. Cross-listed as WMS 347.

Class #3297 Course information

Topic: Genre

3.00 credits
Section 7101: Undergraduate Lecture
Class: #3297

First 5-Week Session
Jun 10, 2024 - Jul 12, 2024

Location: Online

Attention Students: This Summer 2024 course section is a crossed subject section. Please double check your academic transcript, to make sure you have not taken this course in a prior semester. Contact your Advisor if needed. Thank you. COURSE INFORMATION: This course will introduce students to a wide range of women writers with origins in countries often referred to as the "Third World" or the "Global South." We will read novels and/or short stories, and focus on issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, resistance, immigration, gender, sexuality, race, nation, modernity, home, diaspora, globalization, and transnational identities. We will be attentive to the historical and cultural contexts within which the texts are produced. Some writers we will read include: Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jamaica Kincaid, Miriam Tlali, Shani Mootoo, and Edwidge Danticat, among others. This course satisfies a Humanities distribution requirement. WGS Minors: This course has a "non-Western" focus. WGS Majors: This course can be used to fulfill either the "Cross-Cultural and Transnational Inquiry" or the "Politics of Cultural Representation" focus area learning outcome.