Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 211 - Survey of American Literature I


(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL, GCP)

A survey of American literature from its beginnings through the mid-19th century, focusing on representative works in poetry, fiction, the essay, drama and/or oral traditions studied in the context of the multicultural American experience. The course introduces recurrent themes in the scope of American literature and culture. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to texts in class discussions, examinations, and essays. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A or consent of department. Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly EN 211.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of American literary traditions, authors, genres and themes from its beginnings through the mid-19th century.
  • Respond to, explicate, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
  • Express well supported opinions of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse using formal writing of three pages or more.
  • Understand and apply the political, socio-cultural or historical contexts of American literature from its beginnings through the mid-19th century.
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations, including secondary critical texts.
  • Cite sources in essays using standard documentation procedures.
  • Utilize technology in assignments.


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