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ENGL 1611W : Introduction to Black American Literature II
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:05:52 GMT
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:11:46 GMT
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CRWR-MINOR: Creative Writing
ECWR-BA: English and Creative Writing
WGSS-BA: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
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ENGL 1611 : Introduction to Black American Literature II
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
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Introduction to Black American Literature II
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Intro to Black American Lit II
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ENGL 1611 - Introduction to Black American Literature II
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Continuation of ENGL 1610. Survey of several genres of African American cultural production, including literary and oral forms. From the early 20th century to the present day, in such cultural contexts as the “new Negro” Renaissance and the civil rights and Black Power movements.
Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement.
By the end of the term, students will be able: • To identify and discuss about major works of 20th and early 21st-century African American literature, across a variety of genres and periods • To identify and discuss the historical and cultural context of these works • To read literary texts closely, and with attention to language, form, and rhetoric • To write a cogent literary analysis of a select work or works from the course • To recite a poem by heart and to have gained worked both singly and in groups on basic oral communication skills
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Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
CCAS-GPAC: Oral Communication
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
SEAS - Humanities Electives
This course has been updated to include a significant oral component. Upon review, we have removed the Global component (this is fulfilled more adequately in 1610).
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