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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
American Literature Before 1860
Course: ENH241

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S


Description: Includes literature written prior to 1860 in the United States



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Trace the development of major ideas and attitudes expressed in the literature of the period. (I-IV)
2. Identify major authors and works of the period. (I-IV)
3. Identify characteristics of major literary movements in the period. (I, III, IV)
4. List and describe characteristics of literary types written during the period. (I-IV)
5. Identify cultural, philosophical, political, historical, and religious influences on the literature of the period. (I, II, IV)
6. Analyze and criticize literary works of the period. (I-IV)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Puritanism
   A. Historical background and development
   B. Philosophy
   C. Characteristics
   D. Major movements
      1. Calvinism
      2. Antinomianism
      3. The great awakening
   E. Literary types
      1. Journals, diaries, and letters
      2. Sermons
      3. Histories
      4. Captivity narratives
      5. Poetry
   F. Major works and authors
II. Other elements of the American colonial period
   A. Literary types
   B. Major works and authors
III. Revolutionary period
   A. Historical and cultural background
   B. Characteristics
   C. Major movements
      1. The Enlightenment
      2. Federalism
   D. Literary types
      1. Journals, diaries, and letters
      2. Histories
      3. Poetry
      4. Autobiography and biography
      5. Political treatises
      6. Fiction
   E. Major works and authors
IV. Romanticism
   A. Historical and cultural background
   B. Philosophy
   C. Characteristics
   D. Major movements
      1. Transcendentalism
      2. Traditionalism
   E. Literary types
      1. Journals, diaries, and letters
      2. Essays
      3. Histories
      4. Autobiography and biography
      5. Poetry
      6. Fiction
   F. Major works and authors
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  11/23/1993

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