2015-2016 Academic 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. Prerequisite
ENGL& 101 or instructor permission. Corequisite

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
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.
  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.
  3. Describe and explain ways Early American literary texts shape and are shaped by cultural/historical contexts and trends.
  4. Describe and compare different perspectives on American experiences, values, ambitions, and environments as presented in diverse Early American texts.
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of literary texts by independently locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.
  6. Apply composition principles independently by connecting ideas coherently, explaining them thoroughly, and arranging them logically.

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