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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 209 - African American Literature

Credit Hour(s): 3
A study of selected African American literary works that explore significant cultural and social issues and major themes as they have been depicted or reflected within the scope of African American writings. The course explores important themes and motifs inherent in African American literature and how those themes are relevant to current issues. Writers discussed include Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Amiri Baraka, and others. 3 Credit(s).

This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature Liberal Arts Requirement.
If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a “C” or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the writing assignments required by the course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Course Session Cycle: FA
Course Yearly Cycle: ODD



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