Storytelling in American Culture

Course Description

This course critically examines how stories are told, memories are selected, organized, transformed, contested, and retold among different racial and ethnic groups within the United States, during the 20th and 21st centuries. The stories of primarily Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinx peoples in conversation with White Supremacy. The course articulates and critically analyzes concepts including race, racism, racialization, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, Eurocentrism, white supremacy, equity, self-determination, resistance, liberation, decolonization, sovereignty, imperialism, settler colonialism, and anti-racism.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
27717 HUMI 5 50Z ······· TBA-TBA Wendy White ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-11-06 to 2023-12-15.
Class Syllabus: Download Syllabus
HUMI-005.-50Z-: This is a late start class. It will begin on November 6, 2023. This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Non-credit Class
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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