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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: AAL                                     Course Number: 340                                    
Course Title: The African-American Experience in America: Comparative Racial Perspectives
Subject: African American Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


An examination of African-American life through the works of both African-American and white writers. The course will look at the inter-relationships and differences between African-American and white perspectives. Authors such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Melville, Wright, Baldwin, Mark Twain, Faulkner, Ellison, Welty, and Baraka will be read.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or ENG 201. LIT 230 or LIT 231 or LIT 232 or LIT 233.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   LIT 340
Start Date:    11/27/2006                         End Date:    05/15/2012