ENG 258 - African American Literature

Course Description

Effective: 2021-08-01

Explores the stories African American authors tell about themselves, their communities, and the world. Examines common and diverging themes within African American literary traditions through the study of diverse authors, genres, and literary movements from a variety of time periods. Emphasizes interpretive and critical analysis skills developed through close reading and consideration of historical and cultural contexts.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

ENG 258 introduces students to the rich history of African American literary traditions. This course focuses on the fundamental skills of close reading, interpretation, and literary analysis.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: ENG 112, ENG 113, or departmental approval.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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