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Fall 2009 - Springfield
Oct 13, 2015
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ENG 361 - ECCE: From China to Chinese America
This course exposes students to Chinese American literature, culture, and history. It also examines how traditional Chinese culture is transformed in the context of migration. The class reading includes literary works written by Chinese American authors that have attracted scholarly attention in both the United States and China. In addition, we shall read history and critical essays as well as view film and video clips to enhance the students' learning experience. The class discussion will focus on cross-cultural topics in Asian American Studies such as: the cross-dressing heroine Mulan, the mythology of the Monkey King, ethnic food and identity, multiethnic/multiracial families, to name only a few. Through examining Chinese American community's cultural heritage in China as well as its presence in American history and culture, students are expected to gain a comprehensive view of Chinese American literature and in the process to learn about cultural diversity within the United States. Course Information: This course fulfills an Engaged Citizenship Common Experience requirement at UIS in the area of Global Awareness or ECCE Elective.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergrad - Springfield
Schedule Types: Lecture-Discussion, Online

English and Modern Languages Department

Course Attributes:
UIS: Elective (ECCE), UIS: Global Awareness (ECCE)

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