English 2131 Syllabus Spring 13.pdf - ENGLISH 2131 AMERICAN...

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ENGLISH 2131-- AMERICAN LITERATURE I SYLLABUS Instructor: Dr. Susan Copeland CRN: 25451 Section: 90 On-Campus Meeting Dates/Times/Location: Midterm Exam Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.; Final Saturday, April 27th, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Both are in Clayton Hall T-112. E-mail (DO NOT use Desire 2 Learn e-mail): [email protected] Home Page: Office: A&S 210G Phone: 678-466-4744 Office Hours: MW 3:00-5 p.m., or by appt. COURSE DESCRIPTION Major works of American Literature from the late 16th century through the mid-19th century, including those outside the traditional canon. Pre- Requisites: ENGL 1102 (C).
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COURSE TEXTS The texts for this class are included in the The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Sixth Edition edited by Paul Lauter. They are volumes A and B. The Thomas Paine text is on the Web at . PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES General Education outcomes: The following links provide tabular descriptions of the communications outcome and the critical thinking outcome components (see ENGL 2122 in the tables): Communications outcomes components Critical thinking outcomes components COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES Course Outcome 1: Students will be able to analyze major early American writers/works and their representations of the human experience Course Outcome 2: Students will be able to interpret major writers/works of American Literature within a historical and social context Course Outcome 3: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of major literary movements, figures, and works in American Literature. COURSE SCHEDULE On the schedule below are readings from our text or the Web (with pages and Web sites in parentheses) listed at the beginning of the week for which you will be responsible for them through discussion activity and possible quizzes. Check this schedule regularly for alterations. Outcome 1 Outcome 2 Outcome 3 Week 1 January 7 Assignments: Course introduction, Self- introductions, and Podcast viewing Self-introductions: Discussion Activity Objectives:
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1. Recall and interpret significant information on the syllabus 2. Describe the historical contexts of American literature from European history through the Renaissance. Online lecture Online lecture Syllabus quiz Week 2 -- January 14 Assignments: Zuni (24-37); Seneca (55- 57); Yuchi (73); Native American poetry (107-115); de Montaigne (127-128); Painting image (128); Donne (129-130); Bacon (130) Objectives: 1. Interpret literary passages 2. Demonstrate understanding of connections between/among readings and concerns of the work's time as well as universal human concerns Discussion activity Discussion activity Discussion activity Discussion activity Discussion activity Discussion activity Week 3 January 21 (Discussion Tuesday through Friday) -- Author presentation choices due January 22 nd .
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