ELIT2030-A African Amer Lit & Experience (Fall 2019)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit http://rmu.blackboard.com/ for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (10/19/2019 - 12/13/2019)
Days: ONLINE
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
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Seats Available: Course Full, Choose another
Credits: 3

Course Description

The course focuses on texts created by African Americans which reflect the diverse thoughts, beliefs, customs, struggles, achievements, and visions of African American writers. This course teaches students the process of close reading, analysis, and interpretation of literature and invites students to make connections between literature and their experiences. The course stresses in-depth reading and concentrates on the interrelationships of literary works and the social and cultural values and beliefs reflected in and affected by those works. Some attention is given to the terminology basic to literary study and to the place of literature in a well-rounded education. The course is designed for students without prior coursework in literature.

Prerequisite: CSEN1020 (COSK1221) or CSHR1020 (COSK1225)

About the Instructor(s)

Diane M. Todd (Bucci), Ph.D.
Professor of English and Communications Skills
English and the Humanities

toddbucci@rmu.edu
412-397-6455 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 312
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