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Black Writers I (ABC-260)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0101-260-001
Instructor: Patricia Lespinasse
Days: Monday Wednesday 2:25 pm - 3:40 pm
Note: Online, Both synchronous and asynchronous
Location: Online
Credits: 3
Status: This Course is Filled to Capacity

Course Is Cross-Listed With The English Department. Monday Class
Sessions Are Online Synchronous, And Wednesday’s Are Asynchronous.
Taught By Professor Lespinasse. Distribution Requirement(s):

Course Materials: View Text Books

This course provides an introduction to Black American literature and examines how 20th Century Black American writers have been influenced by their Black heritage, particularly the institution of slavery, and how they have then proceeded to locate their characters within the history of the United States. (Learning Goals:G;Distribution Reqs:Humanities)

Learning Goals:   In their written work and exams, students will demonstrate their knowledge of assigned texts by recalling significant details from the text, applying relevant historical contexts, and identifying the stylistics features that distinguish these works. In their written work, exams and class discussion, students will explicate and analyze the primary literature through relevant theoretical frameworks within African American and Caribbean literary history. In their formal writing, students will produce original essays that convey their interpretations of the primary literature using erro-free, clear and effective college-level prose.

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