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ERIC Number: ED312019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-9
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Multicultural Sequence of Humanities Electives.
Anderson, Gwendolyn; Ewing, Dessa
In order to promote multi-cultural literacy among its students, Delaware County Community College (DCCC) developed a multi-cultural sequence of humanities electives. The sequence emerged as a response to the predominantly White student body's lack of knowledge or curiosity about other cultures. The first of the four courses in the sequence is entitled "Women in Literature," a team-taught course focusing on the works of women authors from four American ethnic groups: African Americans, Native Americans, Chicanas, and Asian Americans. The second course, entitled "Literature: The Minority View," focuses on the literature of a different cultural group during each of three semesters, beginning with Black authors in America, followed by Asian American and and Central/South American literature. The remaining two courses were deliberately designed to broaden students' cultural perspective. "Myths of Our Western Culture" uses literature, film, music, dance, and visual art to explore cultural myths and their changing relevance to society. The final course in the sequence, currently under development, will explore the social, cultural, economic, and political contributions of Hispanic peoples. DCCC intends to supplement this four-course sequence with interdisciplinary courses and a variety of extracurricular cultural activities, such as clubs and ethnic food festivals. Bibliographies for each of the four courses are attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A