SEM 144: Multicultural Thought (Spring)

This elective seminar pursues the study of a broad range of authors, mainly from the Americas but also including several from non-European traditions.

The Multicultural Thought reading list tends to vary somewhat from year to year. Shown below is the Spring 18 list.

Reading List:

  • Octavio Butler, Parable of the Sower
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
  • Junot Diaz, Drown
  • Rigoberto González, Butterfly Boy
  • Fae Myenne Ng, Bone
  • Select essays/poems from the following texts
  • Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands/ La Frontera
  • Daisy Hernandez and Bushra Rehman (Eds.) Colonize This! : Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism
  • Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes, Lakota Woman
  • Nayyirah Waheed, Salt


This course, taught in Spring, may substitute for SEM 103 by emailing