Aug 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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ENGL 350 - African American Geniuses: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward


This course will engage with the major works of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward, two of the most celebrated African American authors of the last decade. Both are recipients of MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grants,” whose writing interrogates vitally important issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, women’s rights, white privilege, race and law enforcement, racism and economic inequality, reparations and racial justice, and the presidency of Barack Obama. The courage, grace, and innumerable talents of African Americans are ever-present in Coates and Ward’s work as well. We will read memoirs, novels, and essays, including Coates’s The Beautiful Struggle (2008), Between the World and Me (2015), and We Were Twelve Years in Power (2017), and Ward’s Salvage the Bones (2011), The Men We Reaped (2013), and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Literature PEQ Only.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Prereq: Literature PEQ only. Term cycle: spring. Yearly cycle: variable offering.

Credits: 3



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