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LIT 274 - Introduction to African American Literature


This survey course will introduce students to African American literature from Colonial America to the present.  Various genres, representative works, and major writers will be examined in terms of development, theme, structure, and context.  This will be a study of African American literature as both artistic and cultural expression.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Have improved their ability at oral discourse by discussing and explaining their interpretive responses.
2.  Have improved their ability to write analytically and argumentatively by composing applications of critical methods to literary works.
3.  Identify literary devices and define them.
4.  Use specific details to support a claim about a text.
5.  Express their interpertation of a work in clear expository prose.
6.  Utilize various literary analysis approaches toward literature.
7.  Express multiple viewpoints about the life questions dealt with in literature (even if they disagree with those viewpoints).
8.  Relate one literary work to another, and also to the culture from which it emerged.
9.  Learn and demonstrate competence in basic principles and techniques of literary research, using print as well as electronic sources.



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