Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 22, 2023  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 241 - American Literature of Nature and the Environment


A survey of American nature and environmental literature, including journals, essays, narratives, and poems, with an emphasis on the interrelationship between nature and culture, the impact of the landscape on personal and social identity, and the symbolic value of the wilderness. 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 210.

3 semester hours

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

  • Identify the characteristics of American nature and environmental literature.
  • 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 American nature and environmental literature.
  • Synthesize connections between individual texts and a variety of literary interpretations.

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