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Fall 2016 Catalog 
Fall 2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 275 - Culture in the Community

Credit Hours: 3

A course structured intended to serve as an introduction to the history, language, literature, and culture of the wide variety of ethnic groups, on the Niagara Frontier. This course provides the participant with an understanding of the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in Western New York and Buffalo. The course may be planned to make extensive use of slides, sound recordings, videos, and films. Students will be expected to choose a topic for individual research and to present their findings to the class in a 20-minute oral report. Content may include extensive field work.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, an understanding of Western New York’s relationship to the specific literary and cultural topic;
  • demonstrate, through written work and oral discussion, a knowledge of the uses and types of discourse, literary and artistic foundations appropriate to the specific topic; and
  • write a research paper utilizing and analyzing primary and secondary sources concerning the specific topic. Student should demonstrate the ability to make critical judgments about literature, art and historical data and integrate the data with current research. This may include data gathered during field trips.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
Cycles (C, N, S)