ENG 2000: American Literature I

Description

ENG 2000 surveys of American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on representative works and writers of this period and on the literary, cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to interpret the aesthetic and thematic aspects of literary works, relate the works to their historical and literary contexts, and apply relevant research and criticism to the analysis of literary works. Prerequisite: EH 1020 or equivalent.

Outcomes

1.       Demonstrate the critical thinking skills required to read, interpret, and evaluate assigned literature.

2.       Identify cultural, historical, and philosophical forces revealed in and illustrated by the assigned literature.

3.       Examine how allusion, figurative language, and other formal features shape meaning in the assigned literature.

4.       Identify both the thematic and the aesthetic significance of the assigned literary works and will place the thematic and aesthetic concerns of the work in the context of the historical/literary period of the work.

5.       Analyze formal elements in the assigned literary works, students will identify and analyze questions these works pose about human concerns such as the nature of evil, family, community, and other provocative subjects. 

6.       Examine and express the role that the assigned literature played in creating the cultural and philosophical foundations of American literature and culture.

7.       Apply literary research and scholarship to evaluate assigned literature.

8.       Demonstrate the skills required to analyze and synthesize the assigned literary works in written composition that includes literary research.

Prerequisites

ENG 1020

Textbook(s)

None

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu


ENG 2000: American Literature I

Description

This course surveys American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on the literary, cultural, historical and philosophical forces that shaped these works and that are reflected in them.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking and rhetorical analysis skills through literature critiques.
  2. Explain cultural, historical, and philosophical forces that impact American literary texts.
  3. Examine allusion, figurative language, and other rhetorical devices used in American literature.
  4. Analyze theme in a variety of American literary contexts.
  5. Analyze rhetorical elements of American literature in themes related to universal human concerns and other provocative subjects.
  6. Examine the cultural and philosophical foundations in American literary history.
  7. Analyze scholarly research in support of a thesis related to American literature.
  8. Apply library research skills and information literacy through American literature critiques.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Integrated Learning Resource

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* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu