The following information should be available to students as a part
of all syllabi for this course.
Catalog Name: Studies in African-American Literature
texts and other readings/materials
- Individual instructors
may assemble a group of texts that will allow them to meet the objectives
- An examination
of representative African-American texts, with particular attention to the defining aesthetic
principles of the tradition. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
- A further specific
description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.
will develop the ability to recognize, identify, and contextualize
significant achievements in African-American literature.
will develop the ability to apply, understand, and appreciate the
application of aesthetic criteria to "real-world" circumstances.
will develop enhanced cultural awareness and analytical skills.
will demonstrate their command of academic English and of the tenets
of sound composition by means of thesis-driven analytical prose.
- Oral and written
communication will be characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic,
coherence, persuasion, precision, and rhetorical awareness (Core
Curriculum learning outcomes I)
- Cultural and Social
Perspectives: Cultural and social perspective will be characterized
by cultural awareness and an understanding of the complexity and dynamic
nature of social/political/economic systems; human and institutional
behavior, values, and belief systems; historical and spatial relationship;
and, flexibility, open-mindedness, and tolerance. (Core
Curriculum learning outcomes III)
- Aesthetic Perspective:
Aesthetic perspective will be characterized by critical appreciation
of and ability to make informed aesthetic judgments about the arts of
various cultures as media for human expression (Core
Curriculum learning outcomes V)
- This course fulfills
the Area C.2 requirement in the core for all students.
- Area C (Humanities/Arts)
1. To develop
the ability to recognize and identify achievements in literary, fine
and performing arts;
2. To have an appreciation of the nature and achievements of the arts
and humanities; and
3. To develop the ability to apply, understand, and appreciate the
application of aesthetics criteria to "real world circumstances.
- This course contributes
to the program goal of equipping students with a foundation in literary
history and the issues surrounding literary study in contemporary culture.
- This course broadens
students' desire and ability to take pleasure in their encounter with
topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
- To be determined
- May include various
combinations of instruments ranging from reading quizzes, response papers,
and presentations to exams and longer essays, including documented essays.
- All sections must
include at least (10) ten pages of writing in order to meet departmental
- Other policy statements
specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
- A detailed calendar
of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at
the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and
kept on file in the English department office.
- Students should
be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.
- MLA style should
be emphasized and required on out of class essays.