ENG 259 Native American Novels

Students will read widely different novels by award-winning writers who touch on common themes and concerns of Native American experience, while simultaneously suggesting the diversity of that experience. These Blackfeet, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chickasaw, Chippewa, Creek, Gros Ventre, Kiowa, Modoc, and Pueblo writers take control of their own image-making as they explore Native American experiences from before the European invasion to the present. Writers include Michael Dorris, Louise Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, James Welch, and others. Prerequisite: ENG 102 (formerly ENG 12) or permission of instructor. Three class hours a week. Competency met: Multicultural Perspective (5.3), Humanities (6.0) 3 credits. Offered alternate Fall semesters.

3 credits
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