Course Information
TitleΗ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΦΥΛΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΟΥ ΦΥΛΟΥ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΟ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟ: ΑΦΡΙΚΑΝΟ-ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΟΙ ΣΥΓΓΡΑΦΕΙΣ / THE POLITICS OF RACE AND GENDER IN AMERICAN CULTURE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITERS
CodeΛογ7-369
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007102

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161654
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
good knowledge of the institution of slavery, of the living conditions of slaves and of the political struggle of blacks for freedom and civil/political rights; good understanding of the theoretical and ideological background of slavery and of the concepts race, gender, class racism; good understanding of the impact of sexism and racism on the psycho-emotional state of individuals and on interracial relations; critical analysis of literary works by African American writers.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
the course aims at introducing students to the African American literary tradition. It examines critically various texts (slave narratives, short stories, novels, memoirs, political speeches)written in the 19th and 20th centuries. It probes into the diachronic experiences of African Americans; it examines the formation of racial identity; it scrutinizes the relations between "black" and "white" Americans. Particular attention is given to the interrelation of the factors of race, gender, class, sexual identity and to their impact. Finally, the course deals with the politics of skin color and the diachronic consequences of sexism and racism.
Keywords
race, gender, chattel slavery, slave narratives, human rights, African-American literature
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
written essays and/or a final examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Last Update
16-11-2020