ENG 150: Multicultural America (A Service Learning Course) Instructor: Dalia Gomaa

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ENG 150: Multicultural America
(A Service Learning Course)
Instructor: Dalia Gomaa
E-mail address: ([email protected])
General Course Description
ENG 150 is an interdisciplinary service-learning course, affiliated with both the English
Department and Cultures and Communities program. It is an introduction to the different
racial categories in the U.S., with an emphasis on issues of diversity. In this course we
will examine the intersections of racial identities with gender, class, ethnicity, religion,
and sexuality that have contributed to American multiculturalism. This course focuses on
narratives by and about different ethnic groups in the U.S.
To deepen their knowledge of the course topic, students are required to complete a
community-based service learning assignment as part of and in tandem with this course.
Students will have an opportunity to place curricular concepts in the context of real-life
situations and to analyze and synthesize these concepts in service to the community.
**Tentative** Readings: (In addition to this tentative list, there is a selection of essays
that will be available on D2L)
**Narrative of the Live of Frederick Douglas by Frederick Douglas
**The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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