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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 241   Intro African Amer Lit >1 >IP 4.00 cr.
African American literature and culture in relevant intellectual, social, and historical contexts.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Thorsson CE-mailHomepage Office:   244 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1473
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  32013 1 40 1000-1120 mw 195 ANS Thorsson C  

Final Exam:

1015-1215 t 6/12 195 ANS
Academic Deadlines
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April 1:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 8:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
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April 9:   Drop this course (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 9:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 11:   Add this course
April 11:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 15:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 22:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 29:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 20:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course is a survey of writings by African American authors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Studying fiction, essays, and poetry, we’ll close read representative texts to identify formal and thematic elements that characterize the African American literary tradition. We will consider how these works exemplify and complicate lived and literary identities. In other words, how do these texts fit into or defy ideas about race, gender, and class on the one hand and classifications of genre, period, and literary style on the other. We’ll study relationships among these works to uncover how they reflect on, depend on, or revise one another. We will also look for relationships between these works and other art forms, such as blues, jazz, folklore, and visual arts. The goal of this course is to help you engage with African American literature, improving your writing, reading, and critical thinking skills in the process.
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