Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25
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AAS 4110 - Literature Seminar: Black Countercultures

Focuses on a current critical trend in African American literary studies. Students will have the opportunity to apply critical theory and criticism to, for example, black modernist, postmodernist, and/or transnational literature. Typically readings will include works by such as authors as Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, and/or Toni Morrison. The student will write a critical research paper and be administered essay exams. The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with contemporary approaches and issues in black literary studies.

Requisites: AAS 1100 and 2100
Credit Hours: 3
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
Learning Outcomes:
  • Augmenting the student’s abilities as a critical writer.
  • Helping the student mature as a critical reader of challenging 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 black radical avant-garde writings.
  • Recognizing importance of alternative black countercultural literature.
  • Recognizing importance of modernism, postmodernism, and transnationalism in literary texts.

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