May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

ENGL2070

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ENGL 2070 - American Literature II


Academic Division:

Liberal Arts


Academic Discipline:

English


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
3 Credit(s)
American Literature II is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature II is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG # OAH054 UG OAH054
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take ENGL 1030 ; Minimum Grade C-

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and cultural context which produces American literature.

Analytic essays in weeks 5 and 10; response essays in weeks 3 and 7; weekly written assignments and quizzes throughout the semester; and a midterm and final exam

2. Demonstrate mastery of techniques used to analyze a text.

Analytic essays in weeks 5 and 10; response essays in weeks 3 and 7; and other weekly written tasks

3. Demonstrate critical reading and writing skills; discuss the significance of American authors and movements.

Analytic essays in weeks 5 and 10; response essays in weeks 3 and 7; as well as other weekly written tasks and in-class discussion throughout the semester

4. Analyze and interpret American literature from the Civil War to the present.

Analytic essays in weeks 5 and 10; response essays in weeks 3 and 7; weekly written tasks; quizzes throughout the semester; and a midterm and final exam

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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