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LIT 232 African American Literature
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Exploration of major literary works written by African Americans from the 1700s through the present.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine and critically analyze texts written by and about African Americans.
2. (Analysis Level) Identify the socio-cultural, historical, political and aesthetic bases of and contexts for literary and artistic works created by African Americans.
3. (Analysis Level) Examine the literary value and contributions of African American writers in relation to the American literary canon.
4. (Evaluation Level) Identify, via oral or written discourse, both similarities and differences between literatures from African American authors.
5. (Evaluation Level) Identify, via oral or written discourse, current theories on racial, ethnic, and cultural identity.
6. (Analysis Level) Examine how authors identify themselves in terms of their own racial, ethnic, and/or cultural identities.
7. (Synthesis Level) Synthesize themes in literature with current social, cultural, or political situations.
8. (Synthesis Level) Compose oral or written discourse that successfully explores, defines, and/or clarifies the relationship between current events and literary themes common to African American writing.
9. (Synthesis Level) Compose oral or written discourse that identifies, articulates and critiques how topics raised by African American authors affect one's own life in an ethnically diverse world.
10. (Synthesis Level) Compose written discourse that demonstrates critical thinking about literary works and adheres to conventions of standard, edited, academic English.
11. (Synthesis Level) Compose formal essays that exhibit competency in researched, academic writing.
12. (Synthesis Level) Develop strategies for the revision of written discourse based on oral and written feedback from peers and the instructor.
13. (Synthesis Level) Compose no less than 5000 words, following academic parameters.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation