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Spring 2015-2016
* AAS 392 / ENG 392 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in African American Literature - African American Literature and the Law

Christopher M. Brown

A historical overview of black literary expression from the 19th century to present day. Will emphasize a critical and analytical approach to considering the social, cultural, and political dimensions of African American literature.

Sample reading list:
David Walker, Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Zora Neale Hurston, De Turkey and De Law
Gwendolyn Brooks, Maud Martha
Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun
Edward Jones, The Known World
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
App. 150pp of reading/wk; one oral presentation, two short papers (5-7 pages, due at the end of Week 6 and Week 12), and a final take home exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43179 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   4   Enrolled:3 Limit:30