Literature of people of African descent in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa

Arts & Humanities

Literature of people of African descent in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa
Literature of people of African descent in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Africa

Details

  • Academic Plan
    AT_0063
  • Cognate
    Arts & Humanities
  • Responsible Academic Unit
    English Department
    Contact Info
    • Name: Joel Nickels
    • Email: joeln@miami.edu
    • Phone: 305-284-5614
    • Location: 321 Ashe
  • Recommended for
    Because all English Department literature courses are writing-intensive, this cognate is recommended for students interested in literature who wish to improve their writing and need courses to fulfill the university writing requirement.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories

Description

The literature by and about people of African descent from the Black Atlantic societies of the United States and the Caribbean as well as continental Africa. Students will explore these literatures in social, political, and historical contexts by reading a wide variety of literary works, including novels, poetry, drama, autobiography, and theory.


Option Groups

Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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