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ENGL 231 - African American Literature

(3,0) 3 Credits

General Education Course: Humanities-English Literature, Global and Cultural Awareness
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This multidisciplinary course is designed to define and assess African American literature and its contributions to American culture and the American literary canon. The course will cover/explore Colonial times through the present, including antebellum and postbellum poetry and prose, the Harlem Renaissance and African American Modernism, the Black Aesthetic Movement, and African American Neo-Realism. In order to understand and appreciate the oral and written traditions/literary expressions of African Americans, students read a variety of texts; folktales, short stories, poetry, novels, and dramatic works. Students also read contemporary literary criticism, as well as pertinent theoretical works from other disciplines.

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