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Introduction to African American Literature
AFAM 202
Fall 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 240, AMST 275

This course is a survey of the history and traditions of African American literature from its earliest folk origins to its most modern manifestations. We will examine, in particular, the poetry, essays, and fiction produced by people of African descent from the 18th to the 21st centuries. In our exploration of this body of writing, we will focus on the ways African Americans used literature to respond to historical and political conditions, to help shape social movements in the 19th and 20th centuries, and to address key questions concerning what literature can do to reflect, represent, and challenge American cultural, social, and political conditions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AFAM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM)(AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Amer Lit)(ENGL-Race&Ethn)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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