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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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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, African American Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, African American Postmodernism, the Black Aesthetic Movement, African American Neo-Realism, and African American Speculative Fiction.

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, and analyze works in the African American oral/spoken word and musical traditions. Students also read contemporary literary criticism, as well as pertinent theoretical works from other disciplines.


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