ERIC Number: ED407961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Asian and Asian American Fiction. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline illustrates the components of a course which introduces students to an understanding of short stories and novels and emphasizes the broadening of their world view through the use of Asian and Asian-American stories. First, the goals, student objectives, and methodology of the course are presented. Next, a syllabus of the assigned readings is provided, highlighting the following four major course themes: (1) initiation; (2) love, marriage, families, and relationships; (3) cultural diversity and dilemmas; and (4) old age, meaning of life, and appearance versus reality. Assignments, evaluation tools, and teaching strategies for a specific collections of short stories, short stories, film, and an oral interpretation of various Japanese and Chinese tales are then illustrated in detail. The remainder of the outline contains an annotated bibliography of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean literature, suggestions to help students make personal and critical connections between stories, a list of materials used in the course, the pre-test and post-test evaluation, and additional sources for the course. The pre-test survey, film notes, sample assignments, and curriculum material are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Asia