Crossing Borders: Literature of Migration

MAS 613

Today, living as a responsible, informed citizen requires that we think globally. We sense that our own stresses and pleasures in everyday America are connected to what happens in China, India, or the Middle East. We live on a planet united by technology and trade, but too often our news of other lands comes in sound bites. It often sounds tragic and strange. Yet we know on a deeper level that today’s complex world is a web in which we all are caught, a web in which all people find reason enough to be proud, courageous, loyal, and happy. This course takes the student across boundaries. We read novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, and view films that show the how and why of cultures far different from our own.

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