Introduction to African American Poetry
This course serves as an introduction to the study of African American poetry, its history, evolution and best-known writers. The course material will include poetry from major periods of American literature from influential writers in each era from Phillis Wheatley to the present. Their works will be analyzed and discussed, with a particular emphasis on their legacies.
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Course Workbook available
Our unique online academy encourages curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and empowers students to appreciate the dynamic stories that have shaped our world.
Having more historical context and the ability to make the connections between the past, present and impending future put you in a better position to understand the world around you. Using this knowledge you will develop and improve your unique place in it.
Meet the instructor
Elizabeth Leiba is a published writer, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She also holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's degree in English from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City, New Mexico.