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AML 1600   AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H). This course is designed to survey the major fiction, poetry, drama, and essays of selected African-American writers through the twenty-first century. It emphasizes issues and ideas that have influenced African-American literary expression and explores personal responses to the African-American experience as reflected in American culture. It examines African-American literature through four periods: Slavery, The Civil War and Reconstruction, The Harlem Renaissance, and the Contemporary Period. It traces human experiences as they unfold in African-American literature and American culture, while also exploring the historical background, social issues, and diverse ideologies of each period. This course requires substantial reading, library research, and the composition of the research paper. 47 contact hours.

AML 2001   INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN FOLKLORE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. A survey of the major aspects of American folklore. This course is designed to increase the student's general knowledge of folklore in the United States; to familiarize the student with major techniques for collecting, editing, and evaluating folklore; to familiarize the student with major scholarship in the field; and to develop within the student a sense of appreciation of folklore. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

AML 2010   AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (IDS 1101H or ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the placement test. This is a course designed to survey American literature to 1865, with special emphasis on Romanticism and Realism as well as methods of library research, writing of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. Included are selected works of major writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2010 and AML 2010H. 47 contact hours.

AML 2010H   HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE I

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1101 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H or IDS 1111H or approval of the dean. This course is designed to be a humanistic and interdisciplinary study of American literature from its origins in the 17th Century through the 19th Century. Special emphasis will be given to the literary movements of 19th Century Romanticism and Realism. Representative selections from each period are critically examined for interpretation, historical background, artistic qualities, and philosophy, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2010H and AML 2010. 47 contact hours.

AML 2020   AMERICAN LITERATURE FROM 1865 TO PRESENT

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (IDS 1101H or ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H) and (REA 0017 or EAP 1695) or appropriate score on the placement test. This is a course designed to survey American literature from 1865 to the present. Included are selected works of major writers such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, Henry James, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, T. S. Eliot, E. E. Cummings, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, James Baldwin, James Dickey, and Sylvia Plath. This course also stresses methods of library research and emphasizes writing of the research paper and the paper of literary interpretation. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. American Literature to 1865 is not necessarily a prerequisite to this course. Credit is not given for both AML 2020 and AML 2020H. 47 contact hours.

AML 2020H   HONORS AMERICAN LITERATURE II

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H) or (IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H and acceptance into the Honors College ) or approval of the program director. This course is designed to be an interdisciplinary study of American literature from the 19th century to the present. Special emphasis will be given to the literary movements of the 19th and 20th century. Representative selections from each period are critically examined for interpretation, historical background, artistic qualities, and philosophy, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both AML 2020H and AML 2020. 47 contact hours.


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