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LIT 202 American Literature II
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Survey of a diverse range of American literary works from the Civil War to modern times, emphasizing literary history, criticism, and socio-cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite: ENG101; Co-requisite: ENG102.

Prerequisites: ENG101

Corequisites: ENG102

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Accurately identify the defining features of the major literary movements, genres, and authors of this time period. CSLO 2

2. (Analysis Level) Analyze and interpret, using correct literary terminology, the structural and aesthetic features of works from this time period. CSLO 2

3. (Comprehension Level) Identify the impact of key social, economic, political and psychological dynamics on the literature of this time period. CSLO 1

4. (Analysis Level) Explain how gender, race and ethnicity helped shape various perspectives of both the American experience and its relationship to the world at large. CSLO 1

5. (Analysis Level) Analyze how a pluralistic culture (European, Native American, African-American, etc.) impacted individual works of American literature. CSLO 1, 2

6. (Evaluation Level) Assess the impact of pluralism on the later American literary canon.
CSLO 1, 2

7. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast literary works both within and across genres, authors, and literary movements. CSLO 2, 4

8. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate a literary work's relevance to one's contemporary life. CSLO 3

9. (Synthesis Level) Compose thesis driven written discourse that demonstrates the effective gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of textual evidence and research. CSLO 2

10. (Synthesis Level) Compose at least 3500 words of written discourse that exhibits competency in composing and revising skills, the conventions of standard English, and the ability to follow an assigned documentation or style guide. CSLO 4
Internal/External Standards Accreditation