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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2740 - Introduction to African-American Literature

Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: ENGL 1220   or ENGL 1190  

This course introduces students to the African-American literary tradition and facilitates critical thinking, reading, and writing through the interpretation of texts significant to the African-American experience. The course exposes students to such issues as literacy and Enlightenment values, power relations, survival and resistance strategies, race relations and identity formation, and changing literary standards and writers’ responses to those changes. Literature to be read, discussed, and analyzed may include slave narratives, novels, short stories, plays, poems, spirituals, lyrics, speeches, essays, and articles conceived by such writers as Wheatley, Equiano, Douglass, Chesnutt, Johnson, Washington, Du Bois, Larsen, Hughes, Hurston, Locke, Toomer, Garvey, Attaway, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Baraka, Kincaid, Morrison, and Walker.

Contact Hours: 3
Billable Contact Hours: 3

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