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Fall 2015-2016
* AAS 274 / COM 274 (EM)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Growing Up Global: Novels and Memoirs of Transnational Childhoods

Wendy L. Belcher

What if the real answer to the question "Where are you from?" or "Where did you grow up?" is so complicated that you tend to give a convenient rather than honest answer? This course will explore narratives of youthful cultural and linguistic adaptation by those who have spent their childhood crossing national boundaries. Among the topics of discussion are how the narrators construct meaningful identities and produce a sense of belonging or alienation through narrative.

Sample reading list:
Faith Eidse & Nina Sichel, Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global
Claudine C. O'Hearn, Half and Half: Writers on Growing Up Biracial and Bicultura
Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Eva Hoffman, Lost In Translation: A Life in a New Language
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading assignments average 100 to 150 pages per week. Writing assignments include one book analysis (minimum 5 pages), a draft of a creative narrative about your own experiences moving between cultures (minimum 5 pages), and a final version of the creative narrative (minimum 10 pages). Oral presentation assignments include presenting the draft of your creative narrative (5 minutes) and group work.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Design Project - 10%
Papers - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/undergraduate/courses/

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21606 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:143 Limit:175
23297 P01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
23442 P02 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
23968 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
24034 P04 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
24037 P05 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm Th   McCosh Hall   48   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
24038 P06 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm Th   McCormick Hall   274   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
24035 P07 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Stanhope Hall   101   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
24036 P08 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
24033 P09 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
24032 P10 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
24031 P11 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   East Pyne Building   043   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
24030 P12 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   East Pyne Building   215   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
24381 P13 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled