ELIT3080-C1 American Lit Before 1865    (Fall 2012)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor
Course Details
This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.

This section is Communication Skills intensive. Communication Skills I-V must be completed before taking this course.

Program Requirements

Session, Dates: 1 (08/27/2012 - 12/15/2012)

Days: T R

Time: 12:15 - 01:30 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Wheatley Center 112

Seats Available: 6 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course examines the historical growth, philosophical premises, and literary techniques of important writers in American literature up through the Civil War. Students read a wide, diverse range of literature, such as Native American, Spanish American, and African American literatures, in the genres of fiction, essays, poetry, journals, autobiographies, and slave narratives. Students also study aesthetic and intellectual movements such as Neo-classicism, Romanticism, and Transcendentalism. The course focuses on historical development with emphasis on the American Renaissance of the 1850's. Students investigate print, internet resources, and electronic databases and write literacy research essays in MLA format.

Prerequisites: COSK2220 and any ELIT course

About The Instructor

Connie M. Ruzich, Ph.D.
University Professor of English
 English Department
Coordinator, Secondary English & Communication Teacher Certification
 Education

ruzich@rmu.edu
412-397-6453 phone
412-397-6468 fax
Wheatley Center 220

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