The American Novel
Form a research strategy appropriate to the study of American novels, independently locate relevant digital and print sources, and draw upon these sources to develop a focused and effective written argument about an American novel(s).
Provide an overview of the historical development of the American novel and name broadly defined thematic concerns of representative American novelists.
Demonstrate orally and in writing an understanding of the variety of cultures--including literary cultures--comprising American literary history.
Demonstrate through writing assignments, in-class discussions, and exam performance sharpened aesthetic enjoyment, analytical and critical confidence, and research and writing capacity.