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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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HUM 3360 - African American Literature

Prerequisite(s): ENG1272.
This course is an introduction to the literature of Americans of Black African ancestry. Special attention will be given to major developments in form and themes, major writers, and the evolution of an African American literary tradition. (3 credits) Credit(s): 3 (3 plus 0)

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

  1. Describe the contributions of African American writers, and thereby acknowledge the diversity of American literature and culture.
  2. Discuss the evolution of African American literature, noting key historical and literary movements.
  3. Identify and explain the themes that are specific to the African American literary tradition.
  4. Analyze literary form and content, the interrelationship of literature and history, and the application of black literary theory and criticism.
  5. Construct an interpretation of an African American text using MLA documentation.

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