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ERIC Number: ED080988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 156
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The Design and Development of An Introductory Course in Afro-American Literature.
Brown, Linda Weaver
This dissertation describes the development of an introductory course in Afro-American literature for the community college, including goals, rationale, text selection, sample lectures, and class materials. Two lecture sets are provided which include background information for the course. The topic, "Historical Incidents Affecting the Development of Afro-American Literature," is divided into two segments, the first covering the period from the beginnings of slavery through the Civil War, and the second the period from the Reconstruction to the rise of black militancy. A major portion of the thesis involved compiling a profile of the students for whom the course was designed. Factors included are academic achievement and aptitude, economic and family background, and educational goals. Although the profile was developed for a community college course, it could also be a valuable aid for designing courses at other kinds of schools. This dissertation would be useful to those who are interested in, but relatively unfamiliar with, Afro-American literature. It should prove especially useful to faculty members involved in curriculum development. (Author/DI)
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Note: D.A. Dissertation, Carnegie-Mellon University