LSO288 - Minority Literature and Film

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Subject Title
Minority Literature and Film

Subject Description
Considering that minorities outnumber those who are deemed a majority, the question arises why we still maintain a division between minorities and a majority. Who is the majority? Who is a minority? We will examine those questions and some of the major themes associated with several minority groups by turning to literature and film and ask if the experiences foregrounded by these minority voices constitute an invitation to think about issues that pertain to the human experience at large.

Credit Status
One lower level Liberal Studies elective credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Identify issues pertaining to minorities
  • Define and apply terminology pertaining to minorities to promote critical thinking
  • Appraise literature and film with regard to tenets surrounding minorities
  • Develop the practice of questioning for critical thinking
  • Apply sound writing mechanics for academic communication
  • Use MLA format to cite properly

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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