Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
AMS 377 The African-American Literary Studies
4 hours; 4 credits
A study of the African-American literary tradition engaging such issues as the struggle for human rights and dignity, the definition and representation of African-American culture and identity, and double consciousness. Readings may include works by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. For English majors or minors concentrating in literature, this course fulfills the requirements for American Literature and for "Literature by women, American minorities, or Third World writers." For linguistics, writing, and dramatic literature concentrators, it counts as an elective in the major.
Prerequisite: An ENH 200-level course or ENL 290
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