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Native North American Literature

Course NumberLIT 269W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course. Surveys the literature of Native North Americans: poetry, short stories, novels and non-fiction, including biographies of important Indian leaders. Develops an understanding of the cultures which produced the literature. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Analyze literature in the subject area.
Objectives:
  1. Interpret the meanings, both personal and thematic, of literary works.
  2. Summarize six books in the subject area.
  3. Discuss important ideas contained in the works read.
  4. Identify and discuss important Native North American personages, both literary and historical.
  5. Explain the problems faced by modern Native North Americans.

Analyze Native North American cultures.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the differences between at least two major Native North American cultures.
  2. Define important Native North American concepts.
  3. Identify and discuss important Native North American personages, both literary and historical.
  4. Explain the problems faced by modern Native North Americans.

Generate writing on a range of topics related to the subject area.
Objectives:
  1. Compose a significant amount of rough draft about the subject area.
  2. Compose and revise a significant amount of finished material, showing an ability to interpret the literature read.
  3. Write a significant amount of final exam, showing a knowledge of the subject area.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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