Course Abstract Details

ENGL-205, Southern Writers

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

ENGL-205, Southern Writers, offers a study of Southern American writers to discover distinctive Southern themes, including violence, socio-economic strife, and race relations. Selected works will explore the cultural complexities of the South beginning with Reconstruction. Authors studied in the course may include Faulkner, Morrison, O'Connor, Porter, Welty, Williams, and Wright. Students in this course will contribute additional writing and reflection to their Carroll Community College writing portfolio. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES   ENGL-205, Southern Writers, is designed to introduce students the major themes in the literary works of Southern authors. By the end of the semester, students will be able to:   

1. Define the characteristics of major literary voices that have contributed to the body of American Southern literature (GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4) ; 

2. Identify literary themes common to Southern American writers. (GE2; H1; H2; H3; H4); 

3. Construct valid arguments about selections of Southern literature through a process of close critical reading and class discussion. (GE1; GE2;H1; H2; H5; H7; E2); 

4. Compare and contrast the voices of major Southern writers from different eras and/or ethnicities. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; E1; E2; E4; E5); 

5. Identify and define the cultural complexities, including the importance of place, reflected in selected works of American literature. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; E1; E2; E4; E5) 

6. Place Southern literary works in their regional, historical, political, intellectual, or cultural contexts. (GE1; GE2; GE6; H1; H2; H3; H4; H5; E4)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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