RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
Section: 003 Ways of Reading, Ways of Writing: African American Literature
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Core Courses (RCCORE)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
SWC Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In “Ways of Reading” we approach your development as a college level reader and writer through the medium of African American literature. This class will discuss the themes and conflicts that predominate African American creative works and the social concerns that influenced our authors: the importance of voice, the struggle for individuality and group identity, the question of literacy and the movement from bondage to freedom.
Throughout the semester we will read a number of essays, short stories and novels from such celebrated writers as Gloria Naylor, Toni Cade Bambara, Richard Wright, Chester Himes, James Baldwin and Toni Morrison. We shall also sample from such renowned periods in African American literary history as the Post Reconstruction Era, the Black Arts Movement and the Harlem Renaissance.
Each of our class sessions is designed to be consistently demanding and challenging. You will write, draft and redraft essay assignments throughout the term.

The use of literature in this course will provide you and your classmates with the fundamental skills that enable success at the college level: e.g. drafting, note taking, conferencing, and establishing claims and arguments.
By semester’s end you will submit a portfolio of essays that represents the very best work you are capable of producing.

RCCORE 100 - First Year Seminar
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