Survey of American Literature II
2 semester hours
Course Description:This course is a survey of American literature and literary philosophies from the Civil War to the present. AML 2020 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement.
Grades of “C” or higher in ENC 1101-1102
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Levine, Robert S., et al. Norton Anthology of American Literature: 1865 to Present, 10th ed. Vol. C-E (Package 2), W.W. Norton Publishing, ISBN: 9780393884432.
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements
H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music)
H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music)
H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music
Course-level learning outcomes:
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Identify and examine general plots, themes, conflicts, and unique characteristics of selected American literary masterpieces.
Understand general historical events occurring during the time in which the authors wrote.
Perform critical and analytical writing.
Identify and evaluate human values embodied in literature.
H-3,4; C-1, 2, 3, 4, 5; T-2,3
H-2,4,5; C-5; SS-6
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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The instructor will:
- Lecture and lead class discussions.
- Use other teaching strategies, including separating students into cooperative groups to examine the material in a student-led context.
- Assign readings from textbook to supplement lectures.
- Design further assignments (quizzes, reader responses, etc.) to help students engage with the course material.
- Provide study guides and other study material.
- Provide timely feedback on assignments.
- Hold weekly office hours to address further questions and student needs outside of class time.
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