Introduction to African American Literature|
This course offers an introduction to the cultural production of African Americans from the mid-18th century to the present, with an emphasis on poetry and fiction. Beginning with slave narratives and early poetry, we will consider issues of genre, literary traditions, and historical context while gaining experience in reading and analyzing literary texts.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will develop skills of interpretation and intercultural literacy that surround the discourse of race in the United States.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(EDST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, poetry from Phillis Wheatley through the Harlem Renaissance to contemporary poets; fiction by Langston Hughes, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, William Melvin Kelley, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two five-page papers, a midterm and final examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are expected to attend class and have assignments completed on the day they appear on the syllabus. This course meets the English Department's Literature of Difference requirement for the English major.
|Instructor(s): Rushdy,Ashraf H.A. Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: PAC001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 56||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 20||FR: 20|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 5||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 4|