Dec 01, 2021
ENGL 2013 - African American Literature Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college course intended for all students will analyze and explore literature by African American authors. Authors may include Alice Walker, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Zora Neal Hurston, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 7 Human Diversity
Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher.
- African American Literature
- Background of slavery and development of racism/white supremacy
- Civil Rights and Protest Literature
- Literature from Reconstruction to Nadir period (1865-1890¿s)
- Literature from colonial times to Civil War
- Literature of the 1930¿s to 1960¿s
- Literature of the early 1900¿s and Harlem Renaissance
- Literature of the present day
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in African American literature.
- analyze these works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
- respond critically to works in African American literature.
- articulate an informed personal response to works in African American literature.
- analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
- analyze and evaluate the development of and the changing meaning of African American identities in United States¿ history and culture.
- demonstrate awareness of the individual and institutional power relationships affecting African Americans.
- analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts, and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry
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