Jun 16, 2019
ENG 415 - Critical Studies in American Literature
Intensive study of a group of texts focused by theme, author, theoretical approach, or social and historical context. Formerly ENG 411, students may not receive credit for both. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle.
Prerequisites: ENG 302 and ENG 303.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of literary and critical theories.
- Respond to a range of secondary criticism and/or critical theory in their own writing.
- Demonstrate proficiency in research methodologies.
- Identify the characteristic themes, techniques, and conventions of a representative group of texts in American literature focused by theme, author, theoretical approach, or social and historical context.
- Develop a thesis-driven argument that is focused by specific interpretive or analytical questions, that is supported by evidence from multiple texts, and that synthesizes multiple perspectives.
- Apply theoretical approaches to literary texts at an advanced level.
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