Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ENGL 223 African American Literature I


3 cr.


Sophomore standing and two courses in English writing with grades of "C" or better.

Course Description

An introduction to African American literature from colonial times to 1865, covering poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction prose such as slave narratives, memoirs, sermons, and speeches. The cultural context of the literary period will be explored. The course will cover such authors as Phyllis Wheatley, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, and others. This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.