Jan 30, 2023
EH 200 - Introduction to American Literature (SR)
Credits: (4 credits)
Today’s students are tomorrow’s decision-makers, independent of their ultimate careers, it will be their decisions that collectively decide the fate of our planet. This course examines the rich and varied traditions of American Literature, with a particular focus on ethical and political issues (e.g. marginalization, social justice, sustainability, radical hospitality) in, and surrounding, American Literature and its criticism. Students will engage with a broad range of texts, both canonical and non-canonical, in order to gain a better understanding of American writers and their works.
This is a Sustainability-Related (SR) course.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- Analyze and interpret American literature, including its purpose, method, and ethical/moral dimensions
- Conduct literary research using a variety of critical perspectives and apply that research to both written and oral communications
- Describe and discuss canonical and non-canonical American literature
- Identify, describe, and discuss ethical and political issues in, and surrounding, American Literature and its criticism
- Demonstrate good communication skills, revealed in both writing and speaking
Frequency of Offering:
Every other fall
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