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Modern African-American Literature

Course NumberENG 278W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C. 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. Credit may be earned in ENG 278W or LIT 278W but not both. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Explain the content, styles, range of African-American writers.
  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.
  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.
  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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