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LIT 2236 African-American Literature

This course provides an overview of the African-American literary tradition with emphasis on early slave narratives, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Revolution and Arts Movement and contemporary social expression.

Prerequisites: NONE

Course Outcomes
  • Interpret the artistry of African-American literature and relate that artistry to mainstream American literature.
  • Identify the outstanding characteristics of selected works of African-American authors.
  • Compare and contrast the utilization of African-American authors' expression in reflecting both historical and universal issues.
  • Identify trends in both historical and contemporary African-American drama.
  • Identify trends in various contemporary social expressions such as spoken word, rap, and slam poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Literature
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Henry-Jones
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 20
Section: 501
Open Seats: 20
Section: 501
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Faculty: Henry-Jones
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Open Seats: 15
Meets: MW from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101
Open Seats: 15
Meets: MW from
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Section: 101