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2021-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ENG 4344 - African-American Cultural Texts: 1965 to the Present

Credits: 3 hrs
This course explores the issue of race and gender as well as provides a survey of 20th century African-American culture texts. By focusing on the cultural construction of gender as it is manifested in various texts and traditions, students will examine authors, themes, and movements of significance in African-American literature and popular culture. The course begins with the Black Arts/Black Power movements of the 1960s and charts the emergence of various literary and popular culture texts within the African American experience, up to the election of Barack Obama in 2008.
Pre-requisite(s): ENG 2301  /ENG 2302  or permission of instructor