ENG* 255 Black Literature Worldwide 3
An intensive survey into literature written by African-American and other authors of African descent from 1900 to the present which will help students read, understand, and enjoy fiction, poetry, and drama by ethnic writers. The curriculum traces the development of African-American consciousness in literature, its Afrocentric origins, and the development of artists as they explore themselves and present experiences from socio-political, literary, and historical points of view. Each student is expected to participate fully in the following: critical thinking, close reading of texts with attention to details, class discussions, journal and essay writing, and special projects. Discussions will focus on understanding the universality of situations facing the protagonists regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic circumstances, and how these factors shape and define the characters.
Prerequisite: ENG* 101 or permission of instructor