2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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ENGL 264 Literature of U.S. Slavery and Abolition (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly ENGL 220

Course Description
This class focuses on the study of literary works, themes, and rhetoric associated with U.S. slavery and abolition, and its impact on modern American literature and culture.

Student Outcomes
1. Construct the relationships between major abolitionist figures and movements.
2. Explain how works and genres contributed to slavery and the abolition movement.
3. Evaluate the rhetorical effects of abolitionist patronage of and editorial assistance with (auto)biographical works.
4. Describe and compare different slave cultures in the United States.
5. Identify and compare major pro-slavery and abolitionist figures and writers.
6. Explain the abolition movement and other antebellum reform movements.
7. Analyze lasting effects of U.S. slavery and abolition on modern race relations.
8. Synthesize resources involved in archiving, disseminating and influencing cultural memory.

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