Catalogue 2020 - 2021

ENGL 223 African American Literature I


3 cr.


Sophomore standing and "C-" or better in ENGL 133, or permission of English chair.

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 Wheatley, Truth, Douglass, Turner, and others. 


This course satisfies one of the Writing Intensive Course requirements for Arts and Sciences students.