This is a survey of American literature from the colonial era through the end of the Civil War with attention given to both major and marginalized works and writers.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Identify and discuss major authors, literary genres, literary devices, and styles of writing in American literature from the colonial era to 1865
Discuss American literary works by and about marginalized / underrepresented peoples in the context of their historical struggle and contemporary relevance
Compose essays that analyze American literary works in relation to their social, economic, and historical contexts and/or critical perspectives
Apply current information literacy techniques to develop multi-source research projects that follow MLA guidelines
College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Diversity and Social Justice (DJ)