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ENGL 311. American Literature: 1830-1900

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: Studies in American literary and rhetorical traditions and movements from the early nineteenth-century to 1900.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and compare the main features of major literary movements in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, such as romanticism, transcendentalism, realism, and naturalism.
2. Write essays that analyze important works of Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
3. Compose essays that synthesize the complex literary themes and styles inherent in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
4. Compare and contrast the rich array of nineteenth-century American literary genres, such as literary nonfiction, the essay, the short story, the romance and novel, and poetry, etc.
5. Analyze at least five distinct literary writing styles present in Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

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