This course assumes familiarity with an interest in the skills and methods presented in ENGL 106, including close textual reading and the writing of literary analyses. It aims to examine literary and non-literary representations of the ways race, class, ethnicity, gender and/or sexuality help shape an individual’s worldview. Content and focus will vary from section to section, but might include topics such as Mysteries of Identity; African-American Expression; Shakespeare, Sex and Gender; and American Slave Narratives. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in cultural perspectives. Recommended for both majors and non-majors, but not required of majors. May be repeated for credit if the topic is substantially different. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENGL 102, CORE 101, NITZ 180, or CORE 301.