Diversity & Humanities Exploration
The humanities portion of the two-semester sequence that forms the core of the LEAP experience. (Some LEAP courses begin with 1100 and others with 1101.) The course focuses on how concepts of community have developed and been implemented in the American experience, on how community membership is determined, and on the possibility, necessity, or desirability of building bridges between different kinds of communities in America. We examine a range of literary texts that offer racial, ethnic, class and gender perspectives on this issue. The course also emphasizes writing, critical reading, and the acquisition of library research skills.