May 08, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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AAS 2110 - African American Literature II: Black Writing of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Focuses on 20th- and 21st-century writings by African American authors with a view toward gaining an understanding of the enormous wealth of literature black writers produced during the periods in question. The course will start with the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Modernist phase, then move on to the Black Arts period, and conclude with contemporary African American literary writing. Typically, the course will read texts by writers including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, Claude McKay, and Toni Morrison.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2HL
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMAH Arts & Humanities
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Augmenting the student’s abilities as a critical writer.
  • Helping the student mature as a critical reader of literary texts.
  • Increasing the student’s capabilities with respect to research and study methods in literary criticism and African American studies.
  • Providing student with strong academic knowledge of literary writings by Modern and contemporary black authors.
  • Recognizing importance of both the national and transnational character in literary texts.
  • Recognizing importance of historical context in literary texts.

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