lit340 | undergraduate

African American Literature

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This course explores African American literature. Topics may include the underlying historical experiences and cultural values of African Americans and how these express themselves in various literary forms.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Literature of Slavery and Freedom

    • Examine traditional and nontraditional texts, including written, spoken, and musical selections, representative of the slavery and freedom era.
    • Describe how the historical and societal context influenced African American literature of the slavery and freedom era.
    • Describe the major authors and works and important themes developed in African American literature of this era.

    Literature of the Reconstruction and the New Negro Renaissance

    • Examine traditional and nontraditional texts, including written, spoken, and musical selections, representative of the Reconstruction and the New Negro Renaissance.
    • Describe how the historical and cultural context influenced African American literature of the Reconstruction and the New Negro Renaissance.
    • Describe the major authors and works and important themes developed in African American literature of this era.

    Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

    • Examine traditional and nontraditional texts, including written, spoken, and musical selections, representative of the Harlem Renaissance.
    • Describe how the historical and societal context influenced African American literature of the Harlem Renaissance.
    • Describe the major authors and works and important themes developed in African American literature of this era.

    Literature from Realism to the Black Arts Era

    • Examine traditional and nontraditional texts, including written, spoken, and musical selections, representative of the African American literature from the Realism to the Black Arts Era.
    • Describe how the historical and cultural context influenced African American literature from the Realism to the Black Arts Era.
    • Describe the major authors and works and important themes developed in African American literature of this era.

    Literature of the Contemporary Era

    • Examine traditional and nontraditional texts, including written, spoken, and musical selections, representative of the African American literature from the Contemporary Era.
    • Describe how the historical and cultural context influenced African American literature from the Contemporary Era.
    • Describe the major authors and works and important themes developed in African American literature of this era.
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