LITR 5731: Seminar in
American Minority Literature
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Fall 2001
Index to Sample Student Midterms
Below are links to midterm essay exams
completed for this course. These midterms appear as submitted. In some cases,
transmissions between incompatible softwares stripped out paragraphing,
underlines, italics, etc. Therefore these projects may contain errors in editing
and format in addition to those attributable to human error. These copies are posted,
however, so that students in this course may share their work with each other
and students in future courses may see the possible range of topics for a course
of this nature.
Students whose work is represented below are
invited to submit edited versions to replace these submissions, but such
upgrades are not required.
"A Dream in Various Forms"
"First Memories, Hope, and Last Straws: The journey through each
characters' defining moments"
"Larger than Literacy: Reconstructing the American Dream in African
"Education in African American Literature"
"Ain't I a Woman?"
"Voices to Freedom"
Higginbotham, "Search for Personal Freedom"
"The Role of Extended Families in Minority Literature"
"Gains and Losses: Levels of Literacy in African-American Literature"
"Religion in the Writings of Linda Brent, Toni Morrison, and Sapphire A
Movement Toward Inclusive Spirituality"
"Whitewashing Cultures: The Effects of White Culture on African American
Culture as Seen in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Song of
Solomon, and Push
"Literature, Literacy, and Language"
Sallanti, "Minorities within Minorities"
Stephenson, "The Dream vs. The American Dream: The African American
Stevenson, "Not Immigrants but a Fraudulent Colonized Minority:
Assimilation or Resistance?"
"A Dream Revised"