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CLASS # DISCUSSIONS / ACTIVITIES  ASSIGNMENTS
1 Takaki. A Different Mirror. Pp. 1-17.

Cose, Ellis. "Our New Look: The Colors of Race."

Kelley, Robin D. G. "The People in Me."
Reflections on Racial Identity due.
2

Essays:

Lee, Chang-Rae. "Coming Home Again."

Look, Lenore. "Facing the Village."

Williams, Patricia J. "Reflections on Law, Contracts, and the Value of Life."

Tan, Amy. "Mother Tongue."

Kothari, Geeta. "If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?"

3 Williams, Sherley Ann. "Meditations on History."
4 Baldwin, James. "Notes of a Native Son."
5 Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye.
6 The Bluest Eye. Proposals due for first essay.
7

Erdrich, Louise. Love Medicine.  

8

Film showing: Smoke Signals.

9 Love Medicine and Smoke Signals.

First essay due.

10

Workshop of essays.

11

Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior.

12

Film showing: The Long Walk Home.

13 The Woman Warrior and The Long Walk Home.

Revisions of first essay due.

14 Film showing: Mississippi Masala.
15

Mississippi Masala and a mosaic of short stories.

Proposals due for second essay.
16

Poetry Day.

17

Mitcham, Judson. The Sweet Everlasting.

18 The Sweet Everlasting.

Second essay due.

19

Workshop of second essays.

20

Film showing: Twilight L.A.

21

Twilight L.A.

22

Revisions of second essay due.

23

Faulkner, William. Go Down, Moses.

Proposals for third essay due.
24 Go Down, Moses.
25 Go Down, Moses.

Third essay due.

26

Workshop of third essays.

27

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street.

Film showing: Lone Star.

28

Revisions of third essay due.

29

Lone Star.
Course summary and evaluations.

30 Last class: Tea and Celebratory Reading at the Instructor's house.  Portfolios due.

Note: In place of a canceled class session, students are required to attend a relevant lecture, reading, performance, or other event sometime during the semester and write a review/response in their Reader's Notebooks.