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ENG 257. African-American Literature. 4 Credits.

Introduces the literature of Americans whose roots are in Africa. The course explores the period of Reconstruction through Harlem Renaissance. It incorporates novels, short stories, poems, journalism, autobiographies and plays. Focuses on the oral tradition and written texts of African Americans. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.