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LIT 110 - Amer Literature to Mid 1800s

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
The study of prose, poetry, drama and fiction from during the period of North American exploration and settlement up to 1865. Students will explore works in relation to their historical and cultural contexts from a diverse group of authors for what they reflect and reveal about the evolving American experience and character. Basic critical approaches are emphasized.
Competencies
  1. Apply college-level reading skills to prose, poetry, drama and fiction of literature from early American settlements up through 1865 
    1. Read a variety of prose (including non-fiction such as sermons and biographies), poems, plays and fiction
    2. Demonstrate understanding of genre distinction
    3. Apply terminology appropriate to reading literary texts
    4. Use effective reading techniques such as rereading, annotating, close reading, paraphrasing, and summarizing
  2. Analyze literature by focusing on textual, structural, and thematic elements
    1. Explain the relationship between literary form and content
    2. Discuss connections between authors and texts
    3. Examine the relationships between literary texts and historical contexts 
    4. Analyze literature through the application of one or more critical approaches, such as Formalism, Marxism, Feminism and Gender Studies, Mythological, Psychological, Cultural Studies, and others
  3. Interpret poetry, fiction, and drama using elements of literary criticism
    1. Examine the context of prose, poetry, drama and fiction from early American exploration and settlement on through 1865
    2. Discuss how multiple interpretations exist simultaneously
    3. Interpret literature using one or more critical approaches, such as Formalism, Marxism, Feminism and Gender Studies, Mythological, Psychological, Cultural Studies, and others
  4. Evaluate literatures continuing relevance to the human condition
    1. Review the role of diverse authors such as Native American, African American, women and other under-represented voices in the study of literature
    2. Correlate assigned texts with current events, global contexts, and material from other disciplines
    3. Reflect on how texts shape the identities of diverse groups of early Americans
  5. Create effective writing to demonstrate understanding of course goals
    1. Demonstrate awareness of academic conventions for organization, audience, research, and language
    2. Generate writing as an active process, using planning, drafting, revising, and editing
    3. Produce written analyses or interpretations 
  6. Integrate standard college-level documentation practices
    1. Understand definitions and consequences of plagiarism
    2. Identify reasons for documentation
    3. Integrate sources effectively within the given context
    4. Document sources using MLA style



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