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    May 18, 2024  
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ENGL 165 - Literature of the American West



5.0 Credits
Explores myths and realities of the American West through writing by authors from diverse backgrounds.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of literary concepts by identifying and describing the formal elements, techniques, and genres of contemporary and traditional Western writings.
  2. Reason clearly by applying critical-reading methods/theories to contemporary and traditional western texts in order to analyze their features and recurrent themes and to develop plausible interpretations.
  3. Describe and analyze ways that contemporary and traditional western texts shape(d) and are/were shaped by cultural and historical contexts and trends.
  4. Discern and explain diverse points of views represented in contemporary and traditional western texts and make significant comparisons between them.
  5. Support analysis and interpretation of contemporary and traditional Western writings effectively by locating, using and citing relevant textual and contextual evidence.



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