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LIT 111 - Amer Lit Since Mid 1800’s

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Examines American poetry, prose, drama and fiction from the mid-1800s through contemporary writing, continuing the exploration of the history and development of American literature. Students study written works from a variety of genres, styles, racial and ethnic backgrounds and, through this critical survey, develop a deeper understanding of the main issues and movements shaping American culture in the first half of the twentieth century. Emphasizes major literary works and their social and cultural contexts.
Competencies
  1. Apply college-level reading skills to poetry, prose, fiction, and drama
    1. Read a variety of poems, prose, fiction, and plays from 1865 to the present
    2. Demonstrate understanding of genre distinctions
    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, prose, fiction, and drama using elements of literary criticism
    1. Interpret poetry, prose, fiction, and drama in context
    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 voices including Native American, African American, Asian, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish and other people of color from the mid-1800’s to contemporary literature
    2. Correlate assigned texts with current events, global contexts, and material from other disciplines
    3. Reflect on how texts shape identities
  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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