African'-'American Literature

LIT-211 : African-American Literature

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Humanities
Subject:
Humanities
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

In African-American Literature, students read a variety of fictional and non-fictional prose and verse by African-Americans from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to oral literature, autobiographies, slave narratives and letters, the course surveys poetry, drama, the short story, and the novel. The material is treated in both literary and non-literary contexts in order to foster understanding and appreciation of the African-American experience.