Heritage and Identity
LAS 137 - Heritage and Identity4 hours In this seminar, we will explore the ways that our individual identities are connected to and shaped by our heritage. To what extent is a person’s identity influenced by the culture(s) to which s/he belongs? What is the role of ethnicity? Of family? Of tradition? Of customs? As we consider these questions, we will read various texts (fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, and poetry) that also examine the idea of heritage, revealing both the gifts and the burdens that individuals can inherit. This course will ask you to think about who you are now, where you’ve come from, and what you might become in the future. This seminar will require off-campus service hours.