Sep 30, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
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ENGL 223 - African-American Popular Culture

3 hours
This course will focus on the production of “pop” culture in the United States, with special emphasis on the linkages between mainstream pop culture and pop culture originating in the African- American experience. The course will provide sociological, historical, and theoretical perspectives for understanding topics related to black film, R&B, literature, disco, art, and rap/hip-hop. Through the use of music, film, dance, and literary and visual arts, students will gain insight into ways that pop culture often serves to solidify the American populaces understanding of its national, racial, and cultural identities; especially as they relate to the unique contributions made by African- Americans to popular culture.

Listed also as BWS 223  

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in literature.

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