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Introduction to African American Literature
AFAM 202
Fall 2014
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENGL 240, AMST 275

This course is a survey of the history and traditions of African American literature from its earliest 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. We will focus on the ways African Americans used literature to document their New World experiences, bear witness to enduring traditions, and shape American society. We will work with poetry, drama, short fiction, essays, and novels as we explore African American literary aesthetics, African American literary history, and issues of class, gender, and place.
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

Last Updated on APR-28-2015
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