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Black Voices Matter: Black Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to Today (LIT-40100)
6 Weeks | $245 | Online
 
Black Voices Matter! Through this course, students will get to know the voices of black authors, while gaining a deeper cultural understanding and an enhanced literary appreciation of Black literature from the Harlem Renaissance to today. We will study works from respected and crucial authors to understand how their stylistic and literary choices help them communicate the complexities of the Black experience. Authors include Langston Hughes, Audre Lorde, Amiri Baraka, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Roxane Gay, and Zadie Smith. Our goal is to develop a broader comprehension of the genre of Black literature. We will explore poetry, short stories, novels, and essays, to also build a wider understanding of creative writing. Students will have both reading and writing assignments related to the week’s topics, and they will be expected to participate in weekly online Discussion forums.

What you will learn:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the various ways that writers use language, space, and sound to form meaning and to shape our understandings of experiences
  • Show development of ideas of inclusion through empirical, ethical, and social analysis
  • Analyze the relationship of specific works of Black literature to their historical and cultural contexts
  • Understand the connections between different works of literature

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer | Online

Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu.
Note: This class can be taken individually or as part of the Creative Writing Certificate.
Course Number: LIT-40100
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Creative Writing
 

Course Number: LIT-40100
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Creative Writing