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ENGL3706: African American Literature

We examine a range of African American-authored texts, including films, from the 18th century to the present to consider the relationship of race and writing, and the ways African American cultural expression contributes to and interrogates American cultural history. Issues covered include enslavement and freedom, and segregation and Civil Rights.

Code ENGL3706
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Australian literature or 12 credit points at 2000 level in English Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in American Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. By the end of the unit, students will be able to critically engage with current debates in African American and American cultural history
  • LO2. By the end of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in their written assignments
  • LO3. By the end of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate confidence and relevant disciplinary knowledge in engaging with their peers and the wider intellectual community
  • LO4. By the end of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate understanding of texts in their contexts
  • LO5. By the end of the unit, students will be able to demonstrate developing capacity in using disciplinary knowledge in an interdisciplinary context.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.