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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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LITR 2470 - Study of African-American Literature


This course provides an introduction to black authors and their literary contributions and an analysis of their relationship to black thought and culture. Various forms of literature, such as folk tales, poetry, short story, prose, and essay, will be presented with emphasis on literary style and content as influenced by the social environment of the periods of America’s historical development from 1619 to the present. Students will write about these works in class, including a 30-page (typed) critical research paper outside of class. Workshops, lectures, oral reports, and group discussions will be the methodology for each class session.

When Offered: Offered on availability of instructor.



Credit Hours: 4



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