ENG 390 - African American Literature and Culture

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This course examines a selection of literature written by African Americans in an effort to gain greater understanding of various aesthetic, cultural, political, and social issues. Students will explore several central motifs: the African roots of African-American culture, the importance of literacy and "telling lives," the journey toward freedom and equality, and the inter-relationship between African-American cultural traditions and the larger landscape of American culture.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 200.

Offered each Spring.

This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog. View this catalog.