Course Outlines

You are in the Academics section


ENGL2331 – American Literature I pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 6 and 7. This course introduces the broad spectrum of American literature and the various contexts that shaped it. Readings include major works from the pre-Colonial era through the Civil War.
Prerequisites: ENGL1102
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of American literature.
  2. Understand these works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  3. Respond critically to the literature studied via discussion and papers.
  4. Become familiar with backgrounds of authors whose works are studied.
  5. Develop an understanding and appreciation of authors whose works are studied.
  6. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  7. Assimilate literary terms and concepts necessary for study of various genres.
  8. Understand how the various groups in the U.S. have had an impact on the development of its literature.
  9. Demonstrate awareness of how unequal power relations between groups in the past have been reflected in U.S. literature.
  10. Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts, and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry within the context of the literature studied.
  11. Describe and discuss how the writers studied have contributed to American culture and society, especially those writers who have suffered discrimination.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (6) The Humanities and Fine Arts
  • (7) Human Diversity

« back to course outlines