This course is designed to be a humanistic and interdisciplinary study of American literature from its origins in the 17th Century through the 19th Century. Special emphasis will be given to the literary movements of 19th Century Romanticism and Realism. Representative selections from each period are critically examined for interpretation, historical background, artistic qualities, and philosophy, with emphasis on human values and application to life. This course also stresses methods of research and emphasizes writing research-based papers, including literary interpretation and critical analysis. Independent research and interdisciplinary connections will also be encouraged for students to make connections to other related areas of humanities, philosophy and literature in the Honors Program. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. (Note: Credit is only given for AML 2010H or AML 2010).
Prerequisite: (ENC 1101 and appropriate scores on the college placement test with a minimum grade of C) or ENC 1101H with a minimum grade of C or IDS 1101H with a minimum grade of C or IDS 1111H with a minimum grade of C or Permission of the Program: