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ENG 330: Aiken, Spring 2016: Syllabus

Course Description and Modules

Course description: This course is the second in a sequence of courses in American literature for the English major. The course will focus on American literary history from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is on the relationship between literature and culture during certain historical and literary periods from the post-Civil War period through the present and includes an introduction to realism, naturalism, modernism, and postmodernism in American literature. The course continues to emphasize different critical approaches to texts and to hone research skills learned in ENG 122 and ENG 220.

Course Modules:

MODULE

TOPIC and ASSIGNMENT

Learning Outcomes

One

Introduction to course, the Aftermath of the Civil War

1,2,3,4

Two-Three

Realism

Exam 1

1,2,3,4

Four

Realism and Naturalism

 

1,2,3,4

Five

The Era of the Great War and The Rise of Modernism

Exam 2

1,2,3,4

Six

Modernism: Poetry

1,2,3,4

Seven

Modernism: Prose

Exam 3

1,2,3,4,5

Eight

From Modernism to Postmodernism

Exam 4

1,2,3,4

Excused absences

Attendance: Excusal of student absence(s) for medical, legal, family emergency, etc., reasons is based on presentation of official documentation (physician release, court papers, obituaries, etc.) only.  Official documentation must be presented to the Director of Academic Advising in 320/325  Saint Edward Hall for verification.  Once verified, the instructor is notified and excusal is granted—upon the instructor’s discretion.  Extended student absences for any reason may additionally require official clearance to return, as determined by the offices of Student Services and Academic Affairs.

Office hours and contact information

Dr. Elisabeth Aiken

elisabeth.aiken@saintleo.edu

St. Ed's 235

Office hours: TR 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00, W 1:00-3:00

(352) 588-8281