Course Title : American Literature II
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
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Seminar
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Lab
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Credits ECTS
ELL 314-1 B 6 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The course aims to introduce students to the movements, periods and principal authors of American literature from naturalism to contemporary American Literature. It covers the three genres: prose, poetry and drama where literary texts are placed in the context of broader social and historical of their time and perceived as important cultural performances
Objectives At the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1.Understand and appreciate American literature as historical documents, philosophical reflections on American values and lifestyles and as works of art. 2. Be able to read, analyze and interpret literature and relate it to their own values and experience.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Realism,regionalism and naturalism. Henry James, William Dean Howells and Stephen Crane.
2Fiction and Social Criticism. Autobiography and the American Experience
3American fiction between the wars
4Twentieth Century American Drama
5American poetry until 1945
6American fiction until the end of World War II
7Analysis of authors until 1945
8Midterm Exam
9American poetry today
10American poetry today
11American poetry today
12American poetry today
13Selected works
14Selected works
15Review
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage Presentation PPT
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students are able to understand and appreciate the documents on American literature as historical documents, philosophical reflections on American values and lifestyles and as works of art.
2Students are able to read, analyze amd interpret literature and relate it to their own values and experience
3Students are able to make brainstorming analysis of the works of this period
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms125
Quizzes00
Projects110
Term Projects115
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 2612
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11414
Other 155
Total Work Load 131
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.24
ECTS 5

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