Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2012 - American Literature: Civil War to Present

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This college literature course intended for all students will analyze and explore American Literature from the Civil War to the present. Typical writers may include Clemens, Crane, Chopin, James, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hughes, Faulkner, Thurston, Hemingway, and Frost.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020   with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content

  1. American Literature: Civil War to Present Realistic/Naturalistic period Close reading Historical and cultural analysis Literary elements
  2. Modernism Period Close reading Historical and cultural analysis Literary elements
  3. Post- modernism to Contemporary Close reading Historical and cultural developments Literary elements

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in American Literature from the Civil War to the present.
  2. Analyze those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  3. Respond critically to works in American Literature from the 1860s to the present.
  4. Analyze and articulate the similarities and differences between their attitudes, behaviors, concepts, and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry and those of the writers, characters, and situations encountered in American Literature.
  5. Analyze basic literary elements in works studied.
  6. Analyze the development and changing meanings of group identities in U.S. history and culture.
  7. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in American Literature.
  8. Articulate an informed reaction to the experiences and contributions of varied groups that shape contemporary American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
07. 01. Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States’ history and culture.

07. 03. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.

07. 04. Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.


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