Course Title : American Literature I
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
ELL 313-1 B 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This course introduces the movements, periods and principal authors of American literature from its beginnings to naturalism. It covers the major genres of prose, poetry and drama. Literary texts are analyzed in their historical social, contexts and their unique cultural value is elucidated.
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 Understand and appreciate American literature as historical documents, philosophical reflections on American values and lifestyles and as works of art. 2.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
1Early American Literature. Puritan Writings. Slave Narratives.
2Colonial literature
3Colonial literature
4Revolution and reason: American Enlightenment
5Enlightenment
6Forging a national literature: Romanticism
7Romanticism
8Midterm Exam
9Civil war literature
10Abolitionist literature
11Development of Realism
12Realism
13Naturalism
14Selected works
15Selected works
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage Presentation PPT
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Understand and appreciate American literature as historical documents, philosophical reflections on American values and lifestyles and as works of art.
2Be able to read, analyze amd interpret literature and relate it to their own values and experience
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects120
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 166
Midterms 11414
Final examination 11313
Other 122
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5
ECTS 5

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