Student Learning Outcomes for English 30A

 

By the end of the semester, students of English 30A will be able to:

 

       Identify and discuss major periods, authors, and works associated with American literature from the Colonial era to the American Civil War;

       Analyze themes and techniques in specific works of literature belonging to the Colonial, Early National, and Romantic periods;

       Recognize and understand the intellectual backgrounds and history of early American works;

       Appreciate the diversity of writers, genres, and sub-genres in American literature;

       Synthesize secondary sources, whether critical essays or background works, with primary texts in a literary essay.

 

 

Student Learning Outcomes for English 30B

 

By the end of the semester, students of English 30B will be able to:

 

       Identify and discuss major periods, authors, and works associated with American literature from the American Civil War to the present;

       Analyze themes and techniques in specific works of literature belonging to American Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and Postmodernism;

       Recognize and understand the intellectual backgrounds and history of late nineteenth century and twentieth century American literature;

       Appreciate the diversity of writers, genres, and sub-genres in American literature;

       Synthesize secondary sources, whether critical essays or background works, with primary texts in a literary essay.