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African American Literature II (ENGL 219)

Credit Course

3 credits

$122 per credit

in-county, fees apply

Examines the portion of American literature created by African Americans, from the Harlem Renaissance to the 21st century, and including the vernacular tradition. Literary eras covered include Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, the Black Arts Movement, Women Writers, Hip Hop and current topics. The literature introduces students to the complex socioeconomic and political history of African Americans as a former enslaved population as well as an oppressed group who did not achieve full (legal) civil rights until the mid-1960's. Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or higher.
General Education: Arts and Humanities (A), Diversity (D).