English 179 - Fall, 2016

Topics in Comparative American Literatures

Class Information

Instructor: Martín, Desirée
Time: MWF 1:10-2:00
Location: 106 Olson

Grading

    Short Response Paper (3-4 pages): 15%
    Essay #1 (5-7 pages): 25%
    Essay #2 (5-7 pages): 25%
    Final exam: 20%
    In-class writing assignments, group work, and discussion section attendance: 15%

Texts

    Parable of the Sower , Butler, Octavia
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , Diaz, Junot
    Native Speaker , Lee, Chang-rae
    Sleep Dealer (film) , Rivera, Alex
    Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 , Smith, Anna Deavere
    The Tattooed Soldier , Tobar, Hector
    Under the Feet of Jesus, Viramontes, Helena Maria
    My Year of Meats, Ozeki