May 18, 2022
ENG 277W - Early African-American LiteratureCredits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3
Studies American history and trends that affected African-American writers from the oral tradition to the written works. Credit may be earned in ENG 277W or LIT 277W but not both.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Analyze literature in the subject area.
- Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
- Identify various literary genres.
- Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
- Demonstrate a mastery of literary devices such as plot, tone, character, setting, and theme.
- Articulate an interpretative response to African American literature prior to the Harlem Renaissance and explain the premises and assumptions that underlie these interpretative responses.
- Participate in writing to learn activities.
- Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
- Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
- Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
- Write a literary analysis that includes a clear thesis statement and uses academic sources to support this thesis statement.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the lives of the authors and the society in which they lived.
- Discuss the relevancy of literature to contemporary society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how issues of race, class and gender have influenced the African American literary sensibility.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the African American literary sensibility has influenced the American literary sensibility.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how African American writers responded to major literary movements in American culture from the 18th century through the early 20th century.
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