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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
Course Data
  ENG 316   Top Black Wmns Novels >IP >US 4.00 cr.
Women's writing in a particular genre or form (prose, fiction, drama, poetry, autobiography, folksong) examined in the context of current feminist literary theories. Repeatable three times when topic changes.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Instructor: Thorsson CE-mailHomepage Office:   244 PLC
Phone:   (541) 346-1473
Not Open to: Freshman
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Prereq: sophomore standing.
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22063 6 40 1215-1345 tr 00 REMOTE Thorsson C !
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
January 3:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
January 9:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 9:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
January 10:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
January 10:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
January 11:   Add this course
January 11:   Last day to change to or from audit
January 17:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
January 17:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
January 24:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
January 24:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
January 31:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
January 31:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
February 21:   Change grading option for this course
Caution You can't drop your last class using the "Add/Drop" menu in DuckWeb. Go to the “Completely Withdraw from Term/University” link to begin the complete withdrawal process. If you need assistance with a complete drop or a complete withdrawal, please contact the Office of Academic Advising, 101 Oregon Hall, 541-346-3211 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you are attempting to completely withdraw after business hours, and have difficulty, please contact the Office of Academic Advising the next business day.

Expanded Course Description
In this course, we will study novels by Black American women from the late nineteenth century to the present. Using close reading and historical context, we will consider how these novels construct race, class, and gender; the possibilities and limits of the novel form; whether and how these texts engage with Black Nationalism, Civil Rights, Black Power, Feminism, and other political movements; how these novels envision home, community, and nation; and, finally, whether these novels are part of a distinct tradition of African American women's writing. Authors whose works we may read include Frances Harper, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison. 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. This class requires substantial reading and writing and vigorous participation. This course satisfies the Core Education requirement in U.S. Difference, Inequality, Agency. This course counts as upper-division coursework in the English Minor and as upper-division coursework for the English Major in these categories: F-Gender/Ability/Queer Studies/Sexuality, and G-Empire/Race/Ethnicity.
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