ERIC Number: ED396980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
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American Pluralism and the Short Story: An Interdisciplinary Approach, or, Sui Sin Far, Silko, Cisneros, and Miss Sasagawara Teach American History.
This paper describes an interdisciplinary 9-unit course at Pasadena (California) City College, entitled the "American Cultures Block Program." The block is divided into three distinct sections: (1) "United States History from 1865 to the Present"; (2) "Humanities Through the Arts"; and (3) "Introduction to Literature," a hybrid literature and composition course. The goal of the course is to show the connections among history, literature, music, and the arts, and the connections and common ground of the experiences of the diverse cultural groups in the United States. Specific topics and texts are explored, along with concerns related to the course composition. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pasadena City College CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Community Colleges Humanities Association (Washington, DC, November 10, 1995).