2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 348 Native American Literature

3 hours 

The course will investigate Native American Literature, specifically literature coming from the 566 Federally-recognized Native American tribes residing in the United States of America, and its intersection with major cultural events in United States History.  Through texts representing a variety of tribal experiences and concerns, we will explore topics such as Treaties and Relocation, Forced Assimilation and Boarding Schools, and Resistance and Self-Determination and Environmental Justice.  Through analysis of the Native American literary genre, we will explore the way it represents tribal development.  In addition to stories of creation, we will investigate works that share unique perspectives on the natural world and connects to sacred stories of tribal history and issues of cultural identity in the context of United States.




ENG 201