Identity and Representation

The Identity & Representation focus area explores how language, literature, writing, and other cultural forms construct and represent diverse identities. In this focus area, you will develop a critical understanding of the intersecting categories that define our identities—race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, ability, and others—and will consider how self and representation are inescapably shaped by power and privilege. You will also explore how to resist hierarchies of identity and representation by envisioning and enacting liberatory forms of selfhood.

Courses

Choose four of the following courses to complete the Identity & Representation focus area:

  • CLS 203 (African Studies)        
  • CLS 255 (20th Century Native American Literature)
  • CLS 258 (Women's Literature I)          
  • CLS 333 (Latina Writing)
  • CLS 335 (Latino Literature in the U.S.)
  • CLS 365 (African American Film)
  • ENG 240 (Language, Gender, and Sexuality)
  • ENG 304 (Essay Workshop)
  • ENG 340 (Sociolinguistic Aspects of English)
  • ENG 345 (Women Writing: Autobiography)
  • LIT 200 (American Literature I)
  • LIT 202 (African American Literature I)
  • LIT 204 (New Black Women Writers in America)       
  • LIT 205 (Harlem Renaissance) 
  • LIT 339 (18th Century British Novel)
  • LIT 213 (Asian American Literature)
  • LIT 220 (Children's Literature)
  • LIT 274 (Feminist Poetry)
  • LIT 300 (Colonial and Revolutionary Literature)
  • LIT 303 (Intro to Multi-Ethnic American Literature)
  • LIT 342 (Victorian Literature)
  • LIT 336 (Shakespeare II)
  • LIT 398 (Young Adult Literature)        
  • WRH 210 (Multicultural Writing)
  • WRH 301 (The Rhetorics of Black Americans 
  • WRH 330 (Autobiographical Acts)
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