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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: Whalan ME-mailHomepage Office:   207 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-3926
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  12165 0 40 1400-1520 tr 360 CON Whalan M  

Final Exam:

1230-1430 w 12/05 360 CON
Academic Deadlines
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September 23:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
September 29:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
September 29:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
September 30:   Add this course
September 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
September 30:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 3:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 7:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 7:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 14:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 14:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 21:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 21:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 11:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 11:   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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