Course Details

BLAS 155 African American Literature

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is a survey of African American cultural expression through language and literature in historical perspective. Emphasis is placed on the cultural, ethnic, and political dynamics that influence literary, musical and theoretical texts. Topics include African praise songs, slave narratives, African American folktales, poetry, lyrics, spirituals, raps, short stories, novels, speeches and essays. This course is for students majoring in Black Studies and all students interested in literature from an African American perspective.