NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ENGL 2310 - American Literature I

This course surveys major American authors from the colonial age through 1870.  As many authors as possible are covered to provide a solid background for understanding the American cultural heritage.

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.

Complete an advanced writing course with C or better, or instructor consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ENGL 2310 US Literature I, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically about works of American literature from the colonial period to 1870.
  2. Exhibit the ability to read assigned texts closely.
  3. Develop interpretational analyses of assigned texts.
  4. Clearly articulate the findings of critical interpretational analyses.
  5. Recognize the major movements and periods of American literature from the colonial period to 1870.
  6. Discuss the basic and more abstract elements of different genres of literature of this period using appropriate literary terminology.
  7. Identify recurring cultural and literary themes as they appear in selected works of this period of American literature.

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