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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LALL 833 - African American Literature

Literature by African-Americans includes some of the best American writing in our time. Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Imamu Baraka, and Gwendolyn Brooks, to name but a few, have created a distinguished body of work. The course focuses on the larger question of the role of the African-American writer in American society and perhaps introduces students to other, less-well-known African- American writers (e.g., Frank Yerby, Chester Himes) who have made significant contributions to “popular” American literature. Formerly HU 217

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs