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LIT 2236 African-American Literature

This course provides an overview of the African-American literary tradition with emphasis on early slave narratives, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Revolution and Arts Movement and contemporary social expression.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Literature
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Compare and contrast the utilization of African-American authors' expression in reflecting both historical and universal issues.
  • Identify trends in both historical and contemporary African-American drama.
  • Identify trends in various contemporary social expressions such as spoken word, rap, and slam poetry.
  • Interpret the artistry of African-American literature and relate that artistry to mainstream American literature.
  • Identify the outstanding characteristics of selected works of African-American authors.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3