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ENGL-201 American Literature I

This course surveys a range of work produced in the United States of America from the time of the European immigrations of the 1600s through the post-Civil War era. Representative literary works by men and women from diverse ethnic, racial, and social groups are studied in their historical, social, political, and economic context for what they both reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience-including fiction, nonfiction, and writings from the American Revolution. This course is writing intensive.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ENGL-121

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

1. Recognize literary terms, concepts, critical strategies and stylistic characters in the texts studied.

2. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking in the interpretation of texts.

3. Write analytically about literary works, using appropriate research and documentation.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of ways the literature studied reflects its intellectual, social, historical, and cultural contexts.

5. Evaluate the power of literature to address personal values and goals and to challenge human endeavors.

6. Recall basic historical events, and philosophical or religious terms as provided in each unit.