Other Course Offerings in English
Open to students in grade(s): 11 12
|Contemporary Literature and Multicultural Identity||025A||2 Credits|
|Contemporary Literature and Multicultural Identity/Honors||025B||2 Credits|
In this course, students explore significant literary themes and issues that have developed in the last few decades. Students read fiction, short stories, poetry, plays, nonfiction, and essays that represent a small sampling of the voices of various cultures heard throughout the world today. Reading and writing their way into an analysis of contemporary culture, students will use their previous knowledge grounded in the classics of world literature to discuss themes such as redefinition of the family, obstacles to survival, the complexities of modern relationships, and assimilation into American society. The course focuses on texts by prize-winning contemporary authors such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Cristina Garcia, Ruth Ozeki, Yann Martel, Sherman Alexie, Nicole Krauss, and Jesmyn Ward.