The Black Experience in Literature

Credits: 1

The Black Experience in Literature course provides insight into the Black experience through readings from King, DuBois, Wright, Brooks, Lorde, Baldwin, Hansberry, Sanchez, and Baraka. Students will discuss issues ranging from the relationship between literature of the African American experience and mainstream literature to key concepts of ethnic diversity and cultural inclusion. We will also evaluate literary works through multiple critical methodologies and write thesisdriven essays using the literature as a primary source.