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2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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AAS 2313 - From Back Stage to Center Stage: Black Female Playwrights in America

Credits: 3 hrs
This course introduces students to African-American women’s drama of the 20th and 21st centuries. Readings will include topics that impact the black collective: slavery, sexual victimization of women, politics, migration, motherhood, and intra-racial relations, to name a few. Students will engage in discussions about the “worlds” reflected in select plays and how these reflections provide another glimpse into the lives of black women. Central to the course is the identification of setting, social attitudes, and cultural beliefs.