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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 223                                    
Course Title: African-American Literature
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


A study of the writing of African-Americans from colonial times to the present, with special attention to influential African-American writers such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Toomer, Hughes, Wright, Brooks, Ellison, Baldwin, Baraka, and Malcolm X. Readings in novels, plays, autobiographies, short stories, poems, folktales, and essays will explore a wide range of African-American aesthetic responses to life in the United States.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and ENG 102.
  • This course is crosslisted as:   AAL 223 , AFR 223
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: