|Effective: Summer 2014|
|ENGL 12||AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE||4 Unit(s)|
|Advisory: Advisory: Demonstrated proficiency in English by placement as determined by score on the English placement test OR through an equivalent placement process OR completion of ESLL 25 & ESLL 249.|
|Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass|
|FHGE: United States Cultures & Communities, Humanities Transferable: CSU/UC|
|4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter)|
|Student Learning Outcomes -|
|Literature by African Americans beginning in slavery and continuing on into the 20th and 21st centuries. Discovery of many of the current stereotypes in American cultural mythology about African Americans. Study of the complex and varying forms of resistance and creation African Americans have developed. Definition of issues and strategies in writings from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including audience, identity (self), gender, family, culture, politics, spirituality and language. Intended for students wishing to transfer and/or students interested in African American literature.|
|Course Objectives -|
|The student will be able to: |
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment -|
|None required. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) -|
|Methods of Evaluation -|
|Methods of Evaluation may include: |
|Representative Text(s) -|
|When choosing texts for this course, the instructor may wish to choose from a range of genres: slave narrative, autobiography, essays, poetry, drama, novels, short story. The following are examples of the kinds of texts which are appropriate to this course: |
Haley, Alex, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, New York, Penguin, 2010. Print.
Hurston, Zora Neale, Their Eyes Were Watching God, New York, Harper Perennial, 2010.
Gates Jr., Henry Louis, Classic Slave Narratives, Signet Classics, 2012. This version includes narratives by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Prince, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs.
Morrison, Toni, Beloved, New York, Vintage, 2004.
Wilson, August, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Theatre Communications, 2008.
Wilson, Harriet, Our Nig; or Sketches form the Life of a Free Black, Vintage, 2011.
|Method of Instruction -|
|The instructor will deliver course material via lecture, discussions, and audio and video presentations. |
|Lab Content -|
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -|
|Genres for ENGL 12 may include: Slave Narrative, historical documents (copies of primary texts), memoir, plays, poetry, essay, novel, short story, and spoken word. |