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    Grand Rapids Community College
  Jan 16, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog
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EN 271 - African-American Literature

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Prerequisites/Other Requirements: EN 101  (C or Higher)

English Prerequisites: None

Math Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None
Description: This course is a study of African-American literature from colonial America through the 20th century. Students review the historical backdrop against which the literary landscape was created and read a variety of genres (slave narratives, fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction). In order for students to understand the multiple influences on and within African-American literary expression of colonial American to the 1940s (20th century), works are analyzed within the context of the political, economic, and social perspectives of the United States.

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: Humanities

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