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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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E620 Literatures of the United States (3 cr.)

In this course students explore various voices and literary practices that have contributed to narratives of American culture and identity. With particular attention paid to the perspectives of neglected or marginalized groups, canonical and non-canonical texts are put in conversation with each other.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Analyze important elements of literary practices and traditions in the United States, especially within a broader social, political, and cultural history.
  2. Employ effective literary discourse in original, organized, and sophisticated essays that defend a literary thesis with textual evidence.
  3. Consult and incorporate appropriate secondary sources in support of literary claims.
  4. Evaluate the suitability of various literary works for different pedagogical purposes.

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