Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ENGL 224 African American Literature II (Formerly ENGL 318)


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 the era of Reconstruction to the present, covering poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction prose such as memoirs, sermons, and speeches. The cultural context of literary periods will be explored. The course will cover such authors as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.