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ENG 2223 Introduction to American Literature

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    Dec 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I took it online, so it would be more difficult from this end. The first half of the semester was very disappointing from the Literature aspect of the class. I wasn't expecting to delve so much on Christopher Columbus and the earlier settlers as much as we did, but we eventually got to the good stuff. Poe, Emmerson, Thoreau, and Dickinson. Stick with it if you are a lover of Lit., the good stuff comes around eventually.

    Course highlights:

    I learned, very clearly, the timeline of American Literature. From Christopher Columbus to Frederick Douglas and Walt Whitman.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the selections, Highlight important passages to the storylines. Remember dates.

    • Fall 2016
    • McCollum
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Nov 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because the student definitely gets an idea of how the founders of American literature thought and how the people of America were influenced in thought and through the literature at the time.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about what our founding fathers felt through their writings early on; I got to read the Declaration of Independence! I saw how America try to establish their own voice in literature as separate from England and the rest of the world through such writers as Poe, Hawthorne, and Emerson. I learned about this country's struggle with pro-slavery and abolitionist ideas. Overall, this course was very interesting and informative.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Please, You Need To Read the Assigned Readings! You will be tested on your knowledge and understanding of the assigned reading. I took this course as an online course (Mrs. McCollum is an online instructor only, btw) and it worked out pretty well as long as I read what I needed to. Mrs. McCollum made it easy to study by providing study guides and questions to help me know what to be looking for.

    • Fall 2016
    • McCollum
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments


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