Course Detail

African American Literature: From Colonialism to Renaissance


This introductory course takes students on a literary journey that begins with Sundiata's An Epic of Old Mali-- which allows for discussions of what might be African in African American Literature-- through Harlem, and ends at the start of the Black Aesthetic Movement. Through close readings, lectures and discussions, students will learn how to analyze and comprehend literature. Students will write short responses to selected works, offer oral presentations, and end the course with a production of a major essay.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirement.