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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
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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.
MnTC Goals
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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Completion of ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. African American Literature
  2. Background of slavery and development of racism/white supremacy
  3. Civil Rights and Protest Literature
  4. Literature from Reconstruction to Nadir period (1865-1890¿s)
  5. Literature from colonial times to Civil War
  6. Literature of the 1930¿s to 1960¿s
  7. Literature of the early 1900¿s and Harlem Renaissance
  8. Literature of the present day

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in African American literature.
  2. analyze these works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  3. respond critically to works in African American literature.
  4. articulate an informed personal response to works in African American literature.
  5. analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  6. analyze and evaluate the development of and the changing meaning of African American identities in United States¿ history and culture.
  7. demonstrate awareness of the individual and institutional power relationships affecting African Americans.
  8. analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts, and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry

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