Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018
AMS 377 The African-American Literary Tradition
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 writers in Asia (including the Middle East), Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. 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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