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English Literature (ENG)
118 Prince Lucien Campbell, 541-346-3911
English
College of Arts & Sciences
M - Major, minor, pre-major, or concentration restrictions. If restricted by date, click on CRN to see effective dates; courses with no date are restricted through the registration deadline. Contact the academic department for additional information.
r - Registration restricted to ENG majors through December 3, 2020
Course Data
  ENG 407   Sem Blk Arts Movement 4.00 cr.
Selected seminars offered each year. Repeatable up to five times.
Grading Options: Optional; see degree guide or catalog for degree requirements
Only Open to: Junior, Senior
See CRN for CommentsPrereqs/Comments: Cancelled 12/21 lmp
 
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  22085 cancelled tba tba tba tba !rM
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
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Expanded Course Description
In this course, we will study poetry of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) in its literary, political, and cultural contexts. BAM is the cultural arm of the Black Power Movement and was at its peak from about 1965 to about 1976. BAM writers are diverse in terms of form, genre, gender, geography, and other vectors of identity, but are united in their belief that literature can and must foment Black liberation. We will closely read the form and content of a variety of poems by authors who did and who did not identify themselves as Black Arts poets in this period. We will use relevant scholarly writings to deepen our understanding of the aesthetics, politics, and history of the Black Arts Movement. We will listen to and watch poets performing their work and may also study relevant works of visual art. Authors whose works we may read include Amiri Baraka, Ntozake Shange, Larry Neal, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, Ishmael Reed, Nikki Giovanni, Mari Evans, Jayne Cortez, and Gwendolyn Brooks. 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 counts as upper-division coursework in the English Minor and as upper-division coursework for the English Major in these categories: C-Literature 1789-Present and G-Empire/Race/Ethnicity.
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