ENGL 211 - Introduction to American Literature
Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to American Literature examines major literary figures from the 19th through 21th centuries and explores the complexities of a multicultural nation, including but not limited to cultural assimilation and preservation, socio-economic hardship and privilege, urban and pastoral settings, and family tradition and dislocation. Authors studies in this course will be inclusive of minority writers and works will represent historically marginalized groups. (Summer Term Only) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Diversity: Meets Diversity Requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Arts and Humanities
Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Explain how selected works of literature represent American literary movements: Romanticism, Regionalism, Naturalism, Harlem Renaissance, Modernism, and Post Modernism (GE3, GE6, GE8, PG2, PG3)
- Apply historical, social, economic, regional, and ethnic contexts to deepen reading comprehension and expand reflection (GE3, GE6, PG1, PG2, PG3)
- Conduct academic research to apply expert interpretations of literary works to deepen comprehension and insights (GE4, PG2, PG3, PG5)
- Present context relevant to understanding the human condition in a selected work of literature (GE1, GE3, GE6, GE8, PG1, PG4, PG5)
- Write thesis-driven literary essays, supported by close reading of both primary and secondary sources (GE1, GE3, GE6, GE8, PG2, PG3, PG4, PG5)
- Analyze how selected works of literature present the search for identity in a diverse, multicultural country (GE3, GE6, GE8, PG1, PG3, PG5)
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