The American Novel

The American Novel
Representative novels of the American tradition from the late eighteenth century to the present.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesENGL 293 & ENGL 295; or ENGL 294 & ENGL 295; Engl 291. (Engl 292 may also be a prerequisite option.)
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 336
Course Outcomes

Research Strategies

Form a research strategy appropriate to the study of American novels, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these sources to develop a focused and effective written argument about an American novel(s).

Historical Development

Provide an overview of the historical development of the American novel and name broadly defined thematic concerns of representative American novelists.

Literary Cultures

Demonstrate orally and in writing an understanding of the variety of cultures--including literary cultures--comprising American literary history.

Interpretive Skills

Demonstrate through writing assignments, in-class discussions, and exam performance sharpened aesthetic enjoyment, analytical and critical confidence, and research and writing capacity.