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ENGL 245
American Literature


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Examines influential American literary voices and styles from settlement times through the present. Formerly LIT 245.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Differentiate and examine a broad variety of American literary voices, styles, and the cultures from which these works arise.
  • Competently employ literary terminology.
  • Identify the diversity of voices, styles, values, and experiences revealed in American literature, as well as appraise the contributions of previously overlooked or marginalized voices.
  • Assess the relationship between literature and its themes to its contextual times, places, and historical and political events.
  • Evaluate the ways that literature's insights can be relevant culturally and personally.
  • Interpret and analyze literary texts, such as poetry, stories, essays, plays, novels, speeches, and memoirs.
  • Apply several different literary critical approaches to class texts.
  • Critique the literature by presenting and clarifying opinions and responses to reading through use of textual evidence and other rhetorical devices.

  • Course Topics
  • Readings from historic and contemporary American authors.
  • Discussion of the course literature and reader response to it.
  • Influence of religious, cultural, and political events as shaping forces in literature.
  • Emergence of the voice of literary minorities.
  • Literary trends.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ENGL 245
    Spring 2014
    6025
    Virginia McConnell
    ENGL 245
    Spring 2014
    1664
    Denise Ortiz
    ENGL 245
    Winter 2014
    1432
    Denise Ortiz
    ENGL 245
    Fall 2013
    8063
    Krzysztof Piekarski
    ENGL 245
    Spring 2013
    0856
    Denise Ortiz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.