Philosophy Essay examples

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University of North Carolina at Pembroke
English and Theatre DEPARTMENT

COURSE: ENG 2100: African American Literature
Fall 2014
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Charles Tita
OFFICE: West Building, Office of Distance Education
OFFICE HOURS: Monday 4-6 and Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-12
OFFICE PHONE: 521 6352 FAX: 910 521 6762
EMAIL ADDRESS: charles.tita@uncp.edu
LECTURE TIME: Tuesday/Thursday 2-3:15pm
LOCATION: DIAL 147

REQUIRED TEXT
Gates Jr., Henry Louis, and Nellie Y. McKay, eds. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2004.

OPTIONAL REFERENCES
Locke, Alain, ed. The New Negro. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

hooks, bell. Teaching to Trangress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. New York:
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xxxvii); o know about the various forms of literary expression (spirituals, work songs, poems, sermons, slave narratives, autobiographies, short stories, novels, and plays) that capture the African American experience; o be able to distinguish between oral and written forms of African American literature; o become familiar with representative primary texts of African American literature; o be able to identify the distinctive elements of literary genres; o have an understanding of literary terminology; o have basic knowledge of literary theories; o expand your facility in critical thinking; o increase your ability to use and acknowledge sources.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD In preparation for each class session, you are required to read assigned materials for the week as outlined in the “Schedule of Activities” section of the syllabus. In other words, you should read the material for Week Two before the beginning of Week Two. You should always come to class prepared for vigorous discussion, an impromptu quiz, and

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