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Spring 2020 Catalog 
    
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 210 - American Literature to (1865) I


Credit Hours: 3

An introductory survey of American literature and its relationships to literary, historical, and socio-political movements from its beginnings to the Civil War.   

Fulfills the following SUNY General Education categories: 

  • The Arts
  • Humanities

 

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate, through class discussion and written work, an ability to identify major American writers of the period by subject, theme, and style;
  • demonstrate, through class discussion and written work, an ability to critically assess a literary work in relation to its historical and cultural context;
  • demonstrate, through class discussion and written work, an ability to critically assess writers in the period regarding theme, tone, conflict, character, and figurative language in assigned works;
  • demonstrate, through class discussion and written work, an ability to critically assess the influences of other national literatures/philosophies on American literature; and
  • demonstrate, through class discussion and written work, an understanding of American literary historical progression.


Cycles (C, N, S)