This course was modeled after a university level cultural diversity class. Due to the sensitive and controversial nature of certain topics that arise in learning about cultural diversity, the course is carefully taught with the same sophistication expected of a college level course. Therefore, high school students choosing to participate in Multicultural Literature are expected to demonstrate sophisticated collegiate maturity.
This course presents a literary and socio-cultural analysis of representative work by American, as well as worldwide, authors who illustrate the ethnic and cultural diversity of our global society. Multicultural Literature is designed to …
engage learners in reading, thinking, and discussing issues and concepts associated with the major issues that affect cultural diversity in society.
develop critical thinking and intercultural competence through the analysis of texts in a discussion-based, Socratic method format.
examine different literary genres (i.e., fiction, prose, poetry, etc.), including nonfiction sources of literature and information (i.e., articles, film, multimedia, etc.) that reveal the historical, social, and cultural complexities that help explain culture today.
explore human nature and our struggle to cope with the complexities of our social diversity and environment.
produce critical, analytical, and creative written compositions of collegiate integrity.
engage in project-based learning assignments designed to enrich the understanding of cultural diversity.
engage in intercultural training activities, research, program design.
promote self-awareness, as well as cultural awareness
support intercultural activities that promote positive human relations among all people in the community and the school site.
Culver City High School 12th Grade English elective (UC/CSU) Dr. Carlos R. Valverde Periods 1, 2, 5 M-F Office Hours M, T, Th, F, 10:30-11:30 am