ENG-3580 African American Literature

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG-1052 and ENG-1310 or ENG-2171, ENG-2172 or ENG-2260 or ENG-2270, or ENG-2281 and ENG-2282 or ENG-2321 or ENG-2322 or ENG-2510.

An examination of the literary traditions of African-Americans, beginning with slave narratives and the oral tradition (as seen in popular song and folk tales) and including poetry, autobiography, and fiction by important African-American writers of the twentieth century.(Fall semesters, even years) (Shared course in VSC)