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ENG 215 Beyond Black and White: Exploring "American" Identities (3 credits)

What does race mean in contemporary writing? How does it intersect with social class? What does it mean to be "multiracial" or "biracial"? What does it mean to be "American"? This course considers a variety of writing that explores multiracial identity and its intersections with social class. The course may include particular attention to recent immigrants to the U.S. and their experience of race and class, as well as reflections on Native peoples and their encounters with Anglos. This course may periodically be offered as a first-year seminar. Diversity.