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American Literature I - ENGL 2131

Description

A survey of American literature from the pre-colonial age to the mid-nineteenth century.


Name Office Phone Email
Richard Baskin Gordon State College
678-359-5222rbaskin@gordonstate.edu
Amy Berke Middle Georgia State University
478-471-5739amy.berke@mga.edu
Tara Causey University of North Georgia
410-726-3546Tara.Causey@ung.edu
Jason Dew Georgia State University - Perimeter College
770-274-5489jdew@gsu.edu
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
912-358-3348elmorej@savannahstate.edu
Cyndy Hall Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-4955chall@abac.edu
Gwendolyn Harold Clayton State University
678-466-4735gwendolynharold@clayton.edu
Stephanie Kartalopoulos Savannah State University
912-358-3322karts@savannahstate.edu
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
912-358-3345lewismi@savannahstate.edu
Dustin Michael Savannah State University
912-306-4902michaeld@savannahstate.edu
Joseph "Joe" Milford Georgia Highlands College
678-353-9514jmilford@highlands.edu
Kari Miller Georgia Perimeter College-Clarkston
678-891-7514kmiller58@gsu.edu
Phillip Mitchell University of North Georgia
470-310-6313phillip.mitchell@ung.edu
Clay Morton Middle Georgia State University
478-471-5750clay.morton@mga.edu
Neesha Navare Savannah State University
912-358-3325navaren@savannahstate.edu
Jennifer Parrott Clayton State University
678-466-4748JenniferParrott@clayton.edu
Rachael Price Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
rprice@abac.edu
Bonnie J. Robinson University of North Georgia
706-867-2964BJ.Robinson@ung.edu
Michele Rozga Savannah State University
912-358-3343rozgam@savannahstate.edu
Kevin Scott Albany State University
229-430-4689kevin.scott@asurams.edu
Herbert Shippey Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-4954hshippey@abac.edu
Amelia Simmons East Georgia State College
478-289-2183ajsimmons@ega.edu
LaJuan Simpson-Wilkey Clayton State University
678-466-4558lajuansimpson-wilkey@clayton.edu
William Teem University of West Georgia
0wteem@westga.edu
Barbara Warren Valdosta State University
229-333-5946bnwarren@valdosta.edu
Timothy Whelan Georgia Southern University
912-478-0871timwhel@georgiasouthern.edu
Ashleigh Whelan Georgia Perimeter College
404-694-9042Ashleigh.is.scissors@gmail.com
Paul Wise University of West Georgia
678-839-6512pmwise@westga.edu
3

Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • ENGL 1102 or equivalent

Textbook

  • Free

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the genres, major writers and important schools in American literature from the pre-colonial era to the opening volleys of the Civil War.
  • Summarize, interpret, and infer hypotheses regarding selected texts.
  • Use and extend reading, writing, technological, and critical thinking skills developed in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102.
  • Identify the cultural factors that shaped American literature and define the common concerns of humanity as expressed through literature.
  • Unit 1: Introduction to course
  • Unit 2: Pre-Colonial America and Colonial Settlements
  • Unit 3: Toward a National Literature
  • Unit 4: The American Renaissance: Romanticism and Transcendentalism
  • Unit 5: Nineteenth Century Critical Perspectives

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Discussions/Participation – 25%
  • Unit Quizzes – 10%
  • Writing Summary – 5%
  • Focused Annotated Bibliography – 15%
  • Final Researched Essay – 20%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Final Exam– 10%
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