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2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Supplemental Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FLS 2320 - An Introduction to Contemporary African Literature

Credits: 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of African people as represented by 21st century contemporary African writers in their literary works. Through close reading and critical analysis of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and film, students will explore topics such as the aftermath of colonial encounter, the conflict between tradition and modernity, the negotiation of African identities, post-independence disillusionment, gender issues, and the impact of globalization on the modem African society. The discussion of the selected works of fiction will foster a comparative approach that enables students to discover the similarities and the differences apparent in the cultures and historical contexts where these literatures emerge. At the end of the course students will have an improved appreciation of literary works made possible through the linguistic richness of African writing and a better understanding of the African people and their ways of life.
General Education Designation: Yes
Student Learning Outcome: Critical Reading
Area of Knowledge: Literature
Curricular Theme: Globalization
Latest Update(s) Approved by Academic Standards and Curriculum: May 14, 2013