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LIT 130 - African-American Literature

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Introduction to the study and appreciation of literature written by African-American writers. A broad range of Black American authors will be presented.
Competencies
  1. Identify the elements of poetry, fiction and drama
    1. Distinguish the elements of form
    2. Specify the elements of content
  2. Analyze a wide range of literary works written by African-Americans
    1. Interpret poetry, fiction, drama, and other literary forms
    2. Evaluate poetry, fiction, drama, and other literary forms of literature
    3. Make connections between studied works of literature
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of literary works
    1. Value a wide range of poetry, fiction, and drama
    2. Practice reading critically a wide range of poetry, fiction and drama
  4. Develop an appreciation for the importance of African-American literature in culture
    1. Acknowledge the importance of poetry, fiction, drama, and other literary forms
    2. Acknowledge the cultural contributions of African-Americans
  5. Analyze works written by African-Americans within a sociopolitical time-frame
    1. Explain major time periods and events relating to African-Americans and their literature
    2. Make connections between African-American literary works and major time periods and events
  6. Differentiate between various critical approaches to literature such as Formalist (new Criticism), Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Deconstructionist, Reader Response, New Historicist, Structuralist, Cultural Studies, and others
    1. Distinguish the elements of one or more critical approaches
    2. Discuss the significance of one or more critical approaches



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