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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 >US 4.00 cr.
African American literature and culture in relevant intellectual, social, and historical contexts.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Thorsson CE-mailHomepage Office:   244 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1473
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  32142 1 40 - mtwrfsu 00 REMOTE Thorsson C  
Academic Deadlines
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March 29:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
April 4:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 4:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 5:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
April 5:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
April 6:   Add this course
April 8:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 12:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
April 12:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
April 19:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
April 26:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 17:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
June 3:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course is a survey of writings by African American authors. We will study fiction, essays, and poetry in their historical, political, and literary contexts from the late 18th century to the present. We will investigate whether there are specific formal and thematic elements that define an African American literary tradition. We will study how these texts navigate ideas about race, gender, and class and how they both use and defy conventions of various genres, time periods, and literary styles on the other. We will work to understand the relationships among our reading and between our readings and other art forms such as music and visual arts. This means that as we read each text, we may also listen closely to a relevant speech, poetry reading, or piece of music. This class requires substantial reading and writing and vigorous participation. This course satisfies two Core Education group requirements: Arts & Letters and US: Difference, Inequality, Agency. This course counts as a lower-division elective for the English Minor and the English Major.
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