2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 336 - African American Literature, Music, and Protest

Credits: 3
Broadly speaking, literature refers to many kinds of written, discipline-specific texts, such as artistic or literary writing, scientific articles and books, medical articles and journals, musical compositions and scholarship, etc.  Protest literature reflects writing that argues strongly against a perceived injustice or a forced inadequacy; it may criticize, demand change, or express anger.  In many respects, a great deal of African American literature is centered on a form of protest, whether directly stated or implied.  This course will investigate the relationship between African American music and writing that gives voice to protest.
Prerequisite: ENGL-101