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African American Literature 1900-Present

African American Literature 1900-Present
ENGL
358R
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesENGL 251 & ENGL 295
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
Course Outcomes: 

Literary Analysis

By reading a selected literary texts representative of the general history or of a thoughtfully focused dimension of Latin American literature, students will expand their ability to critically analyze American literary texts and genres.

Literary Analysis

By reading a variety of example of literature written both by and about Native Americans over the last four centuries, students will expand their familiarity with a disinctive subset of American literature and its links to other cultures and post-colonial literary traditions.

Literary Analysis

By reading a variety of examples of literature written both by and about a given ethnic group, students expand their familiarity with a distinctive subset of American literature and its links to other cultures and post-colonial literary traditions.

Texts and Themes

In their research writing, formal writing, class discussion participation, and exam performance, students will demonstrate a familiarity with representative Asian American authors and texts and with Asian American character, cultures, themes, and issues.

Critical Analysis

Read critically and analyze selected literary texts related to the general history or a specific dimension of African American literature.

Literary Analysis

Read critically and analyze selected literary texts representative of the general history or of a thoughtfully focused dimension of Jewish Americans.

Interpretive Context

Through various classroom activities and assignments, students demonstrate understanding of the history, aesthetics, and thematic concerns of the ethnic literature in the broader contexts of American literature.

Interpretive Contexts

Demonstrate a knowledge of the history, nature, aesthetics, and broadly defined thematic concerns of Latin American literature. Compare and contrast Latin American literature with "mainstream" American literature.

Professional Writing and Stylistics

Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Identity and Culture

Relying on a rather broad understanding of the term "Asian American," students will-through class discussion participation and all class writing assignments-show a maturing understanding of what "being American" does and does not constitute for Asian Americans and will suggest ways in which Asian American immigrants, culture, and art have influenced wider American culture.

Interpretive Contexts

Demonstrate a knowledge of the history, nature, aesthetics, and broadly defined thematic concerns of African American literature as a literary tradition situated within such broader contexts as American culture and the cultures of the black diaspora.

Professional Writing and Stylistics

Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Effective Research Strategy

Form a research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective and polished written argument centered on an aspect of Native American literature.

Research Strategy

Students form a research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective and polished written argument centered on an aspect of the ethnic literature.

Ethical Relation

Through semester-end self-evaluations and through final examination performance, students will demonstrate an increased appreciation for their own identities, a preparedness to read Asian American literature throughout their lives, and a deeper sense of their responsibilities to fellow Latter-day Saints around the world

Research and Writing Skills

Form an appropriate research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop a focused and effective written argument. Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Effective Research Strategy

Form a research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop an effective written argument.

Intertpretive Contexts

Students will, through classroom discussion, exams, and written assignments, demonstrate a sure knowledge of the history, aesthetics, and thematic concerns of Native American literatures in the broader contexts of American literature.

Professional Writing and Stylistics

Students produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Research and Writing Skills

Form an appropriate research strategy, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these to develop a focused and effective written argument. Produce polished, competent, formal writing, free from distracting errors in mechanics, syntax, and formatting, and in accordance with MLA formatting and citation guidelines.

Literary History

Demonstrate knowledge of the history, nature, aesthetics, and broadly defined thematic concerns of Jewish-American literature and its relation to broader American culture.