African-American Literature


Jefferson Community College

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    Fall 2023
  • Instructor
    Joshua Dickinson
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English 144 is a literature elective surveying short stories, folktales, novels, poems, plays and visual and performing arts in the African-American literary tradition from its origins in Africa to contemporary works. Reading selections will explore the importance of oral traditions such as storytelling, African carryovers, and signifying that continue to shape African-American narratives. Students will become familiar with significant economic, political, and social influences on texts and will engage in oral and written literary analysis, interpreting a variety of representative texts. Prerequisite: ENG 101- Research and Composition. 3 cr. 3 lec.
Prerequisites: ENG 101
Course Area: English & Literature
Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
Dates: 08-28-2023 - 12-19-2023
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Instructor: Joshua Dickinson
Local Course ID: 23FA_JEF_ENG144_1
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