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ENGS 177 – D1:Topics 20thCen AfrAmLit&Cul

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Interdisciplinary topics in African American literature and culture. Representative topics include: The Harlem Renaissance and Negritude; Publishing Blackness. May repeat for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; minimum Sophomore standing.

Section Description: Throughout the 20th century, as corollaries of important political movements, African American art and literature has long sought to express a sense of positive identity and to assert the sanctity and worth of black humanity. Even today, cultural expressions of freedom still permeate black film, art, music, and poetry. From poets and artists of the Harlem Renaissance through Afrofuturist artists today, we will study literary and visual arts whose aim and purpose is to dignify black lives and to argue for basic rights of all-Americans.

CRN: 13186

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 38/40

Days Time Location

Instructor(s): Major L. Jackson

Meeting Dates: 14 Jan 2019 - 03 May 2019