Eng 2:Africa,Env&Soc Justice"
English 2 has two goals: first, to introduce students to the pleasures, issues, and formal strategies of literature and, second, to continue the work begun in English 1 on strengthening students' ability to use language both expressively and analytically. Reading will be drawn from a range of genres, periods, and traditions.
Themes: Africa, the Environment, Social Justice. The intention of this course is to understand more about the world and ourselves. We'll read both American and African writers. Africa is a hugely diverse and vast continent. This semester will provide an introduction to some of the literature and history of colonial and modern Africa, the complex environmental issues (including management of wildlife), race and western stereotypes. The readings, discussions and writing assignments are intended to point out the ways in which all peoples are interrelated and interdependent. This is an ambitious menu that encompasses the pleasure of literature, discussion and honing our writing skills. Authors include: Conrad, Camus, Edward Said, Achebe, Alexandra Fuller, Ishmael Beah, Adam Hochschild, Peter Godwin