Mar 17, 2018  
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LIT 272 - Literature of the North American Wild

This course aims to involve the student in the thinking of seminal writers who struggled to define human beings' relationship to the natural world.  The approach is both literary and historical.  It is historical in that it begins with the overwhelming effect that the fecundity of the new world had on writers and ends with the effect that profound environmental problems are having on thinkers who use the techniques and form of expression usually identified with writers of creative and imaginary literature.  Students will read essays, fiction, and poetry.  Some videos and media presentations will be viewed.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Have improved their ability at oral discourse by discussing and explaining their interpretive responses.
2.  Have improved their ability to write analytically and argumentatively by composing applications of critical methods to literary works.
3.  Identify literary devices and define them.
4.  Use specific details to support a claim about a text.
5.  Express their interpretation of a work in clear expository prose.
6.  Utilize various literary analysis approaches toward literature.
7.  Express multiple viewpoints about the life questions dealt with in literature (even if they disagree with those viewpoints).
8.  Relate one literary work to another, and also to the culture from which it emerged.
9.  Learn and demonstrate competence in basic principles and techniques of literary research, using print as well as electronic sources.

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