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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 4610 - African American Literature

This course studies major works by major African American writers by addressing one or two selected themes developed in a variety of genres. The authors studied, predominantly of the 20th century, span several literary movements, beginning with pre-Civil War writings and moving through the post-1960’s avant garde period. The primary aims of the course include deepening students’ awareness of the social and literary contributions of African Americans to the larger body of American literature and exploring the ways African Americans define themselves and their unique culture in their literature.

Prerequisite: EN 1110 /EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 .