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  • AFH 205: Contemporary African Lit

    Undergraduate 3 credits


    Contemporary African Literature is an introductory course on fictional and nonfictional works by canonized African writers from the African continent and the diaspora. Close readings of literature by authors from the 1950s to the present day, such as Chinua Achebe, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, and Chimamanda Adichie unveil literary traditions, themes, and motifs specific to African writing. An examination of the writers' attention to topics such as (colonialism, ethnic war, gender oppression, migration, and Afropolitanism) allows for a critical analysis of the historical, social, and political issues on the African continent. The authors' discussions about globalization and its impact on African nations, particularly in relationship to the global marketplace, highlight the paradoxical nature of Africa's rich natural resources (oil, diamonds and coltan) against the continent's economic dependency on global investors. Postcolonialism, Feminism, and Psychoanalytic theory will enrich students' interpretation and analysis of the texts.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Winter143030Tracey WaltersFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • AFH 249: Afro-Amer Lit, Music 19c & 20c

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: K SBC: HFA+

    A detailed look at African-American literature and music and their importance for American literature and music of the 19th and 20th centuries. An examination of the literature with attention to the special stylistic devices, tones of literary voice, and characterization that writers use in their efforts to match the music experience with the written word. Selections from the recordings of African-American and African-American inspired musicians -- from Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong to Jimi Henrix and the Rolling Stones.This course is offered as both AFH 249 and EGL 249.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Winter107930Tracey WaltersFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • AFH 368: Carib/Ameri Connections in Lit

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: G SBC: HFA+

    An exploration of the connections between writers from the French-speaking and English-speaking Caribbean and from the African-American community, who share a similar cultural heritage, historical heritage, and historical experience, but differ in geopolitical situations. Special attention is paid to spirituality, gender, and identity motifs in the literature. This course is offered as both AFH 368 and EGL 368.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Winter143230T OlosundeFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
  • AFH 385: French Caribbean Literature

    Undergraduate 3 credits

    DEC: J SBC: HFA+

    A study of representative texts from the French Caribbean translated into English, focusing on literary manifestations of a search for a specific identity by writers from Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, and Haiti. This course is offered as both AFH 385 and HUF 385.

    Session Class # Section Instructor Days Time Campus Enrollment Status
    Winter143330Elisabeth SpettelFlexible (Online)TBAWest (Main Campus)Open
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