Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
EXCL-0011
Location:
Online
Length:
24 weeks (126 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 humanities
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to examine significant literary works of early American and Puritan literature, the Enlightenment, American Romanticism, and pre-Civil War era. Students gain historical background, literary criticism and interpretation, and instruction on writing about literature.

Learning Outcomes:

  • find and use literary criticism in your analysis of literary works.
  • describe the major historical and cultural developments of colonial America, and explain the key concepts of the time
  • describe the major conventions, tropes, and themes of Puritan and early American literature (1650-1750) and identify and discuss those features with regard to individual works
  • describe the major historical and cultural developments of the Enlightenment Era, and explain the key concepts of the time
  • describe the major conventions, tropes, and themes of Enlightenment literature (1760-1820) and identify and discuss those features with regard to individual authors/works
  • describe the major historical and cultural developments of the Romantic period; explain key concepts and terms.
  • describe the major conventions, tropes, and themes of Romantic literature (1820-1860) and identify and discuss those features with regard to individual authors/works.
  • find and use historical sources to discuss the historical context of a literary work

General Course Topics:

  • Reading and interpreting literary texts
  • Early American and Puritan Literature (1650 - 1750)
  • Enlightenment Literature (1760 - 1820)
  • Romantic Literature (1820 - 1860)
  • Writing about literature
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Proctored Final Examination

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
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