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ENG 271HW - American Literature to 1865 - Honors

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Studies major movements and themes in American literature as they appear in the works of important authors from the Puritan period to and including the Age of Romanticism. Provides opportunities to engage in independent intellectual inquiry to foster deeper learning. Credit may be earned in one of the following: ENG 271HW, ENG 271W , LIT 271HW or LIT 271W.

Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 4, WRITING LEVEL 4 and any approved College Composition I course with a minimum grade of C or permission of the Honors Office
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives  

  1. Analyze literature in the subject area.
    1. Interpret the meanings of literary works using various theoretical approaches.
    2. Identify various literary genres.
    3. Demonstrate analytical understanding through writing.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of literary devices such as plot, tone, characters, setting, and theme.
    5. Articulate an interpretative response to literature.
  2. Participate in writing to learn activities.
    1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
    2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
    3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
    4. Articulate an interpretative response to literature and explain the premises and assumptions that underlie this interpretative response.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the cultural and historical context for this body of literature.
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the time period and/or the author and the society in which he/she lived.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of various cultural and historical identities and how those influence the literature.
  4. Practice independent, intellectual curiosity.
    1. Complete at least one significant project which demonstrates higher level, academic rigor. 
  5. Apply higher level, critical thinking skills to deepen understanding of course material.
    1. Actively engage with peers in discussions, seminars or other formats to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material. 

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