Roots of our Voices

Winter Quarter 2009

Image by Pat Durgin

Do we have an individual voice or is our voice a composite from our family, culture, and individual experiences?  Is our voice culturally specific or can we develop a voice that connects us across cultures and differences?  Have some voices been historically silenced where others have been louder and more privileged?  How do we find our true voice if we have learned several languages, or if we have come from a mixture of cultures or ethnicities? In this 10-12 credit evening course, we will explore these and other questions as we study the roots of our own voices and read the stories of others within a safe and supportive learning community. This course is for students who will write compositions and use the readings in multicultural texts to create an authentic voice as writers, thinkers, and communicators in today's complex world.


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 Weekly Schedule

Class Messages

Sound file of our conversation with Lan Cao -- click here

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Audio file on learning (student focus group)
Carol's website

Class Email List
Weekly Food Schedule