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Course Description

This course will survey major authors, ideologies, and historical contexts of American literature from colonial times until the Civil War era. A diverse range of works, genres, movements, and cultural narratives will be explored. Accounts of early explorers, Puritan sermons, Native American mythology, slave narratives, political and social writings, and poetry will be read and discussed.

This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.

This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.

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Topics and Objectives

The New World

  • Summarize how culture, politics, and religion influenced the writings of the early American exploration period.
  • Explain the literary qualities and ideologies of Native American myths and oral traditions.
  • Compare the literary qualities and ideologies of works written by European explorers to those written or told by Native authors.

Colonial America

  • Recognize the major works and authors of the colonial period.
  • Explain how politics and historical events shaped colonial American literature.
  • Analyze how religion shaped colonial American literature.

The New Republic

  • Recognize the major works and authors of the revolutionary period.
  • Explain how the American Revolution influenced the literature of the revolutionary period.
  • Describe how developing a national identity shaped the creation of an American literary culture.

The American Renaissance

  • Recognize the major works and authors of the American Renaissance.
  • Summarize how culture, politics, and religion influenced the writings of the American Renaissance.
  • Explain the Transcendentalist movement’s influence on American literature and culture.

The Changing Nation

  • Recognize the major works and authors of the pre-Civil War period.
  • Describe how different public rhetorics contested American national identity.
  • Analyze early American literature’s meaning and importance.

Prerequisites

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.

Disclaimers

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1860
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Oct 22, 2019 to Nov 25, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1860
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jan 14, 2020 to Feb 17, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1860
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 24, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
119.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Undergraduate Tuition credit (3 units) $1,194.00 Click here to get more information
Section Fees
Resource Fee $170.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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