Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2023  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 220 - The American Novel

(HUMD) [M])

An examination of the American novel from its origins to the present. Texts representative of the multicultural American experience are studied in their historical, cultural, critical, and aesthetic contexts. Students read, analyze, and respond critically to novels 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 216.

3 semester hours

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

  • Identify the characteristics of the American novel’s traditions, authors, and themes from the Colonial period to the present.
  • Use various literary terms to discuss, interpret, and analyze representative texts.
  • Respond to, analyze, and evaluate literary texts.
  • Demonstrate critical reading of texts and use a style appropriate for academic discourse by writing multi-page papers.
  • Show an understanding of the political, socio-cultural, or historical contexts of the American novel from the Colonial period to the present.
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations.

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