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AFA 225 - African American Literature

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.  This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Explore the poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama of African Americans of the United States from the 18th century to the present. Study major literary, political, and social currents that inspired this writing

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A  or permission of the department. 

Crosslisted: Also offered as AFA 225H , ENG 225 , and ENG 225H ; credit is given for only one of the following: AFA 225, AFA 225H , ENG 225  or ENG 225H .

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the elements of African American literature from its beginnings to the present;
  2. Explain elements of African literature found in African American literature;
  3. Identity and explain important works written by African American authors;
  4. Explain the relationship of African American literature to its social, intellectual, and cultural backgrounds;
  5. Trace the changes in theme, style, and form employed by African American writers;
  6. Write analytically about African American literature
  7. Practice close textual analysis through application of critical reading skills.