NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2021  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ENGL 2006 - Literature of the Outdoors


  This course explores themes, patterns, literary conventions, and topics in works of American literature about the natural world. Students examine the human connection to the environment and nature, as well the motivations of environmental writers.  Through reading, writing, and discussion, students gain insight into what has been written about nature and place, why it was written, and how the writings influence society.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Humanities
Comments: This course does not meet UW’s Human Culture requirement unless transferred as part of an Associate degree.

Prerequisites:
ENGL 1010 English I with C or better, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ENGL 2006 Literature of the Outdoors, the student will:

  1. Explore themes, patterns, literary conventions, and topics in works of American literature about the natural world. 
  2. Examine the human connection to the environment and nature.
  3. Compare the motivations of environmental writers.
  4. Examine cultural influences and attitudes distinctive to writings about environment and place.
  5. Contrast the attitudes and values expressed in a specific work with contemporary, American attitudes and values.
  6. Critique methods and content of the writing.
  7. Analyze works of fiction and expository writings about the environment and the outdoors.
  8. Write about the effects of creative texts on conservation.
  9. Engage in exploratory writing-to-learn activities.
  10. Produce formal writing-to-show-knowledge assignments.
  11. Obtain feedback from peers and instructors during the writing process.
  12. Demonstrate how to write in a particular discipline.


Program Outcomes
English AA

PO#1 Write well-developed college-level documents tailored to a specific writing situation.

PO#2 Critique a variety of written material with the concepts and terminology appropriate to the audience and genre.

PO#4 Analyze various forms of literature and the role literature plays in life, culture, and history.

PO#5 Evaluate information from various forms, genres, and time periods to comment upon the universal and individual human experiences.



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