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College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 110 - Introduction to African American Literature


This course provides an introduction to major authors, periods, and movements in African American literature. It will also provide an introduction to methods of literary study and analysis. It will cover a range of genres, including poetry, slave narratives, essays, short stories, novels, and plays, by authors such as Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Charles Chesnutt, W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Amiri Bakara, Toni Morrison, Essex Hemphill, and Suzan-Lori Parks. It will also cover movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement. Depending upon section and instructor, this course may be primarily lecture. Alternate years. (4 Credits)