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LIT212 - American Literature 1 - Pre-colonial Period to the Civil War
Catalog Description: Focuses on American literature from the pre-colonial era to 1865. Examines the nature of American culture as expressed through a variety of genres and historical periods. Employs different literary critical approaches. Computer use required for online sections. Prerequisite: ENG101.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the historical and social context of literary works within their appropriate periods;
2. Relate aspects of historical literature pieces to contemporary personal experiences;
3. Describe how the historic and social events and trends are reflected in the literature of the time;
4. Identify influential writers of American literature before 1865;
5. Identify landmark literary works published before 1865;
6. Apply the rules of mechanics correctly in written work;
7. Employ credible academic sources as part of literary research;
8. Create coherent written critiques of works of literature.
Effective Term: Fall 2019