Feb 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

ENGL-223 American Black Literature

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of ENGL-101  or ENGL-103  with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
An intensive study of African-American literature from the 1700s to the present. Students will read and discuss works such as slave narratives short stories novels poems and plays by such authors as Douglass Chesnutt Hughes Gaines Morrison Baraka Hayden Hansberry and Wilson.

Course Outcomes
1. Demonstrate knowledge of African culture as told by slaves 2. Demonstrate knowledge of African-American authors, genres, themes, and literary techniques used 3. Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the breadth of literature written by African Americans from 1700s to the beginning of the 21st century 4. Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the connection between music and African-American literature 5. Analyze the power of imagery in African-American prose and poetry 6. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of the literature to actual occurrences during the times works were written