MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY College of Adult and Graduate Studies SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: SINCE 1865 ENGL 2603 Syllabus ASSOCIATES IN ARTS & ETHICS PROGRAM & ASAS GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE OFFERINGS ONLINE ADULT SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES Revision: June 16, 2013
Survey of American Literature MACU College of Adult and Graduate Studies 2 Instructor See Contact Information in D2L under News in Course Home Course Description This course is a study of American literature from 1865 to the present with an emphasis on literary analysis, literary theory, and the relationship of literature and cultural milieus. Student Outcomes Upon completion of this module the student will learn to: 1.Identify authors and literature from the mid-19thcentury to the present. 2.Identify the cultural, religious, social, and political influences upon the historical periods of American literature from the mid-19thcentury to the present. 3.Critique and analyze the prose, poetry, and drama of American literature, employing the Reader response method of literary critical theory, from the mid-19thcentury to the present. 4.Identify, critique, and analyze literary works by Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, and African American from the mid-19thcentury to the present. 5.Identify, critique, and analyze literary works by female authors from the mid-19thcentury to the present. 6.Assess the influence of literature on society and the influence of society on literature. Required Textbook and Other Materials Baym, N., Levine, R. S., Franklin, W., Gura, P. F., Klinkowitz, J., Krupat, A., Loeffelholz, M., Reesman, J. C., & Wallace, P. B. (2011). The Norton anthology of American literature (Vols. C, D, E, 8thed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.