Honors Course: ENGL 2328 – American Literature II

“Post-Civil War African American Writers: 1940 and Beyond”

Post-Civil War African-American Writers examines African-American literary works from the early twentieth-century (Realism, Naturalism, and the Harlem Renaissance) to the literature of the Contemporary Period (1975 and beyond).  Furthermore, students will explore the literature of the Black Arts movement and understand the overall Africanist presence in American letters.  This course will emphasize civic leadership, critical thinking skills, and discipline-appropriate research skills culminating in a research paper.