Jun 30, 2022
ENGL 323 - African-American Literature After 1945
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Diversity
A survey of writings by African Americans from the middle of the 20th century through the Black Arts Movement. Identifies major authors in a variety of genres and provides historical contexts for literary movements from the period.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and ENGL 200.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 3692.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Diversity
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with themes and structures of important works in African American literature from after 1900;
- identify and describe the characteristics of major 20th century African-American literary forms and periods;
- locate and summarize secondary texts related to important works of African American literature before 1900;
- articulate in writing meaningful connections between specific African American literary texts, their themes, their historical contexts, and contemporary readers.
2. identify and describe the characteristics of major 20th century African-American literary forms and periods;
3. locate and summarize secondary texts related to important works of African American literature before 1900;
4. articulate in writing meaningful connections between specific African American literary texts, their themes, their historical contexts, and contemporary readers.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Diversity Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- describe the histories and/or experiences of one or more U. S. cultural groups and the resilience and agency of group members;
- identify structures of oppression and the diverse efforts and strategies used by groups to combat the effects of oppressive structures;
- analyze the intersection of the categories of race and gender as they affect cultural group members’ lived realities and/or as they are embodied in personal and collective identities;
- recognize the way that multiple differences (including, for example, gender, class, sexuality, religion, disability, immigration status, gender expression, color/phenotype, racial mixture, linguistic expression, and/or age) within cultural groups complicate individual and group identities.
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