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Modern African-American Literature

Course NumberLIT 278W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: WRITING LEVEL 3. Studies current trends in both cultural and historical contexts. Examines the ways in which Modern African-American Literature is influenced by American history and how it affects the lives of African-Americans. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Explain the content, styles, range of African-American writers.
Objectives:
  1. Describe literary traditions that are unique to African-American Literature.
  2. Respond to the various genres apparent in African-American Literature.
  3. Appraise the richness of languages from available resources.

Describe the literary periods apparent in African-American Literature.
Objectives:
  1. Analyze the major works of the Harlem Renaissance.
  2. Explain the effects of the period from the Depression through the mid-forties in African-American Literature.
  3. Identify the major writers of the Contemporary period (1950's to present).

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
Objectives:
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.




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