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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. School of Arts and Humanities LITR220 American Literature Before the Civil War Credit Hours: 3 Length of Course: 8 weeks Prerequisite: ENGL101 Table of Contents Instructor Information Evaluation Procedures Course Description Grading Scale Course Scope Course Outline Course Objectives Policies Course Delivery Method Academic Services Course Resources Selected Bibliography Instructor Information See your classroom for your instructor’s contact information. Table of Contents Course Description (Catalog) This course offers an introduction to American literature from the colonial period to the romantic. The Puritan ethic will be explored using the sermons, diaries, and poetry of early American authors. The political writings of such revolutionaries as Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine are covered. Literary legends such the imaginative writers Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville will be explored. The slave narratives that preceded the Civil War will also be investigated. (Prerequisite: ENGL101). Table of Contents Course Scope
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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. In this course, we will explore American literature from the first accounts of the European explorers through the Civil War. Questions of ownership and use accompanied the first European explorations and settlements of America. Who owned the land? What rights of possession could the newcomers claim or the earlier inhabitants assert? The vast tracts of America constituted a wilderness to be tamed – or a paradise to preserve. We will explore nature as a friend and foe. With the passage of time, these questions and dilemmas multiplied, as did the philosophic, economic, and cultural assumptions that helped frame our country.
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