Jun 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

ENG 273 African-American Literature

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course provides a survey of the development of African-American literature from its beginnings to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical and cultural context, themes, literary traditions, and backgrounds of the authors. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected texts.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Pre-requisite(s): C or better in ENG 112,  ENG 113, or ENG 114.  
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate features of literary texts in several genres, applying appropriate literary and cultural terms.
  2. Critically analyze and interpret African-American literature from its beginnings to the present within historical and cultural contexts.
  3. Write critical essays about African-American literature that integrate primary and secondary sources using MLA documentation and standard academic written conventions.