Undergraduate Specialization - Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture

Program:
Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture
Program Code:
1022 Postcolonial&Diaspora Lit&Cul
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Specialization Undergraduate
Start Term:
US98
End Term:
US15
College:
Department:
Department of English
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Undergraduate Program
Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture

The Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture, which is administered by the Department of English, is available as an elective to all students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.

The Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the literatures that have arisen out of the colonial experience and decolonialization, and the critical theory that is concerned with those experiences.  In general, students will have an opportunity to study one or more of the following literatures: African, African-American, Asian, Asian-American, Latino, Latina, Chicano, Chicana, and South American literatures and other diaspora literatures, and the literatures of native peoples.  While the focus is generally upon non-Western areas, those aspects of American, British, and Irish literature that fall under this rubric will also be included.
Students who plan to complete the requirements for the specialization must contact the undergraduate advisor for postcolonial and diaspora literature and culture in the Department of English and sign a statement of interest in the specialization.  The student’s program of study for the specialization must be approved by that advisor.

Students who elect the Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture are encouraged to complete one or more of the following courses in partial fulfillment of the university Integrative Studies requirement: Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities 211A, 211B, 211C; Integrative Studies in Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences 215, 315, 330A, 330C, 335, 336.

With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for the Specialization in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture

1. The following course (3 credits):
ENG 360 Postcolonial Literature and Theory1 3
2. Courses in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature.2 Three courses from the following two categories, with not more than two courses in a literature in foreign languages (9 or 10 credits:
Diaspora and Postcolonial Literatures
ASN 464 Studies in the Literature of Asia and the Asian Diaspora (W) 3
ENG 349 African-American Literature I 3
ENG 350 African-American Literature II 3
ENG 351 Chicano and Latino Literatures in English 3
ENG 352 Asian American Writing 3
ENG 354 Native American Literature 3
ENG 361 Asian Literature in English or in English Translation 3
ENG 363 African Literature 3
ENG 405 Language Use in the African-American Community 3
ENG 426F Comparative Drama: Indian Subcontinent 3
ENG 436B Comparative Fiction: Non-Western 3
ENG 450 Studies in African American Literature 3
ENG 460 British Literature in the Age of Empire 3
ENG 463 Studies in the Literature of Africa and the African Diaspora 3
ENG 464 Studies in the Literature of Asian and the Asian Diaspora (W) 3
ENG 471 Third World Cinema 4
Literature in Foreign Languages2
FRN 480 Literature of Quebec 3
FRN 485 Francophone Literatures of the Third World 3
PRT 340 Topic in Luso-Brazilian Language and Culture 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 415 Survey of Spanish American Literature I 3
SPN 416 Survey of Spanish American Literature II 3
SPN 475 Spanish American Literature through the 19th Century 3
SPN 480 Spanish American Literature of the 20th Century 3
SPN 485 Topics in Hispanic Literatures of the Americas 3
3. Courses in Nonliterary Areas.2   Two of the following courses, at least one of which must be related to one of the geographic areas represented in the courses that the student selected to meet requirement 2. above (4 to 8 credtis):
ANP 280 The Anthropological Film 4
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological 3
Approaches to Collective Identity
ANP 410 Revolution and Social Change in Latin America 3
ANP 411 North American Indian Ethnography 3
ANP 412 Social and Cultural Status of Latinos in the U.S. 3
ANP 414 Anthropology of South Asia 3
ANP 415 China: Culture and Society 3
ANP 416 Anthropology of Southern Africa 3
ASN 401 East Asian Cultures (W) 3
FRN 440 Francophone Cultures and Civilizations 3
HA 270 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas 3
HA 444 Latin American and Latino Art 3
HA 470 Art of West Africa 4
HA 471 Art of Central, Southern and Eastern Africa 3
HST 210 Modern East Asia 4
HST 281 Immigrants, Minorities, and American Pluralism 4
HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
HST 312 African American Women 3
HST 319 Asian American History 3
HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
HST 361 African History since 1800 3
HST 362 West Africa and the African-American Connection 3
HST 363 East Africa and Its Neighbors 3
HST 364 South Africa and Its Neighbors 3
HST 379 Native Americans in North American History from 1830 3
HST 380 Colonial Latin America 3
HST 381 National Latin America 3
HST 382 Modern Brazil 3
HST 383 The Caribbean 3
HST 384 Modern Mexico 3
HST 385 Modern Spanish Central and South America 3
HST 393 History of India 4
MC 320 Politics, Society and the Economy in the Third World 4
MC 372 African American Political Thought 4
MC 377 Culture, Politics and Postcolonialism (I) 4
MUS 425 Music of South Asia and Its Diaspora 2
MUS 426 Music of West Africa 2
MUS 427 Music of Asia, the Pacific, and the Near East 2
MUS 428 Music of Africa, Europe, and the Americas 2
MUS 430 Music of the Caribbean 2
PLS 461 Refugees, Displaced Persons, Exiles (W) 4
REL 306 Native American Religions 3
REL 355 Southeast Asian Religions 3
REL 357 Religion and Society in Bali 4
REL 360 African Religion: An Introduction 3
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 362 Developing Societies 3
SPN 345 Spanish American Culture 3
SPN 346 Hispanic Cultures in the United States 3
WS 403 Women and Change in Developing Countries 3


 1    With the approval of the academic advisor for postcolonial and diaspora literature and culture, this requirement may be waived for a  student who completed English 310D or 310E if at least two-thirds of the readings for that course were in postcolonial or diaspora literatures.

 2    A student may satisfy requirements 2. and 3. by completing four of the courses in the Literature in Foreign Languages category in requirement 2. and one of the courses in requirement 3.


 


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Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture, SPCU (1022)

Required Credits: 20    Program Version: FS01

Requirement 1: Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Literature and Theory
Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Literature and Theory: 1 course from ENG360

Requirement 2: Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Literature
Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Literature: A total 3 courses
At least 1 course from ENG352, ENG350, ENG450, ENG349
At least 1 course from ASN464, ENG354, ENG361, ENG363, ENG426F, ENG436B, ENG460, ENG463, ENG471, ENG351, ENG405, ENG464
At least 1 course from FRN480, FRN485, SPN350, SPN415, SPN416, SPN480, SPN485, PRT340, SPN475

Requirement 3: Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Nonliterary
Specialization - Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature and Culture - Nonliterary: 2 courses from ANP410, ANP411, ANP412, ANP414, ANP415, ANP416, ASN401, FRN440, HA470, HA471, HST210, HST310, HST311, HST312, HST361, HST362, HST381, HST382, HST384, HST385, HST393, MUS425, MUS426, MUS430, PLS461, REL306, REL357, REL360, SOC215, SOC362, SPN345, SPN346, ANP280, ANP330, HA270, HA444, HST281, HST319, HST327, HST363, HST364, HST379, HST380, HST383, MC320, MC372, MC377, MUS427, MUS428, REL355, WS403

Requirement 4
20 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.