English 213 African American Literature: Pre 1800s to 1920s
Gledy B. Wariebi
Office Hours T 10-11 and 1:45-2:45; R 10:-11 a.m.
This course is specifically designed to expose students to the early literary richness of African-Americans before the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. The course provides a literary journey from Africa via the Caribbean to the shores of America through the use of an African epic, folklore (orature), narratives, essays, speeches, poems, letters, and documents. The readings and subsequent discussions will provide students with a basis for essays, a research project, presentations, and exams.
Patricia Liggins Hill, ed. Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition
One pocket folder to submit papers
900 - 1000 A
800 - 899 B
700 - 699 C
600 - 599 D
Below 599 F
Class attendance is mandatory. You are responsible for work discussed/assigned if you are absent and there is no makeup for quizzes. Three absences will result in a required conference; five absences may result in your failing the course or a request that you withdraw from the course.
Papers are due by the end of class time, 12: 15 p.m., on the due date. Submit papers and all drafts in a pocket folder. Papers put in my mailbox must have a date and time of submission, signed by a secretary in M3072. Those submitted later than 12:15 p.m. on the due date will be considered late, and consequently will receive a deduction of 10 points for each day (not only class day) that the paper is late. This policy does not apply to the research project. No late research projects will be accepted.
Papers found to be plagiarized will receive and automatic F. Refer also to the handout on plagiarism.
Please do not eat during class time. If you come to class late, try to create as little disturbance as possible. Behavior that prevents other students from learning and/or threatens anyone in class will not be tolerated. You can be barred from attending a class and even suspended from the college. If your behavior causes you to be barred from class, all work missed will be counted as zeros, even missed exams. Disruptive behavior includes, but is not limited to, loud talking and socializing during class.
Where to turn for help
Your instructor: Stop by during office hours, no appointment necessary, or call me. Leave a phone message, or leave a note in my mailbox in M3072. Do not slip anything under my door. I will not pick it up. If you cannot make my office hours and cannot make an appointment, we may have a phone conference, but you have to take the initiative to call me and give me a copy of any paper you wish to discuss.
The Writing Center: Call 322-0748 to make an appointment. See the handout.