Native North American LiteratureENG 269W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. 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. Credit may be earned in ENG 269W or LIT 269W but not both. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Analyze literature in the subject area.
- Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
- Identify various literary genres.
- Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
- Develop an understanding of the cultural differences in American society and recognize the significance of cultural diversity.
Participate in writing to learn activities.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
- Define transformative moments in the history and trajectory of Native North American literature and cultural expression.
Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
- Recognize the primary elements of Native North American aesthetics as enacted in literature and, to some extent, film and visual arts.
- Identify patterns of expression and the expressive trajectories of Native North American literature.
- Read Native North American poems, stories, essays, and visual art.
- Explain the function and significance of the oral tradition, including storytelling, song, and dance.
- Explain the significance of Native North American creation, origin, and trickster stories.