2012-2013 Catalog 
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ENGL& 244 - American Literature I

5.0 Credits
Early writings from first contact with Europeans to the outbreak of the Civil War (was ENGL 244). Prerequisite: ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105) or instructor’s permission.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying, describing, and analyzing the formal elements, techniques, genres, and cultural/historical context of Early American literary works. [REASON]
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical reading methods and/or theories to analysis of Early American literary texts in order to understand, interpret and draw conclusions. [REASON]
  3. Describe and explain ways Early American literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Describe and compare different perspectives on American experiences, values, ambitions, and environments as presented in diverse Early American texts. [REASON]
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence. [REASON]
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically. [COMMUNICATE]

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