Dec 08, 2021
ENGL 2062 - Women in Literature: American Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will explore literature written by American women in their own distinct literary tradition, perspectives, and themes. Works are considered as a reflection of their times, including social, ethical, political, and economic conditions.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility
Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher.
- Women in Literature: American
- Literary traditions and history of women writing in America
- Literary works of women writers in America from a variety of regions, ethnicities, and/or classes
- Strategies of literary criticism with emphasis on feminist approaches
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in literature by American women
- respond critically to works by American women writers
- articulate an informed personal reaction to literature by American women
- analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
- analyze basic literary elements in works studied
- analyze literature by American women in order to apply concepts such as politics, rights and obligations, justice, and liberty
- analyze the ethical dimensions of legal and social issues of the times in texts by American women
- examine and articulate their own ethical views related to the issues found in literature by American women
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