Course Description

Reading and learning about American literature is synonymous with understanding the history and culture of a nation that has undergone dramatic social, economic, and cultural change in its relatively short history. This course is a review of the literature of America and the people who made it, from earliest days to the present. Learn about the major literary movements; realism, romanticism and transcendentalism and the authors who have contributed significantly to the development of American literature in its different aspects.

If you're looking for test prep or review for school or college or just interested in understanding the changes in American literature for your general educational enhancement, this course will meet your needs.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the major literary figures and works from the Colonial Period to 1750.
  • Summarize the major literary figure and works from the Revolutionary Period up to 1820
  • Describe the major writings created from 1820-1865.
  • Summarize the major writings of a Continental Nation, 1865-1900.
  • Identify and summarize the major literary works of the 20th century.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introductory Assignment 10 points
Lesson 1 Quiz 60 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 20 points
Native American Literature. 20 points
Lesson 2 Quiz (Colonial Period Up To 1790) 10 points
Assignment for Lesson 3 20 points
Lesson 3 Quiz (The Writings Revolutionary of the Period up to 1820 9 points
Assignment for Lesson 4 20 points
James Fenimore Cooper 20 points
Lesson 4 Quiz (The Flowering of American Romanticism from 1820-1865) 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 20 points
American Realism 50 points
Lesson 5 Quiz ( The Writings of 1865-1900) 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 20 points
Eugene O'Neill 20 points
Lesson 6 Quiz (The Writings of 1900-1920) 9 points
Assignment for Lesson 7 20 points
Compulsion of Steinbeck, Fitzgerald and Hemmingway 50 points
Lesson 7 Quiz (The Writings of 1920-1945) 10 points
Assignment for Lesson 8 20 points
What Compelled American Writers 1945 to Present? 50 points
Lesson 8 Quiz (The Writings of 1945 -- To The Present) 10 points
Final Exam 28 points
What is the U.S. Economy Policy?
What is the U.S. Economy Policy?
Managing Writers Block and other Tools for Writers of Women's Fiction
Managing Writers Block and other Tools for Writers of Women's Fiction
Writing Query Letters in a Women's Fiction Market
Writing Query Letters in a Women's Fiction Market
Women's Fiction Themes
Women's Fiction Themes
World War ll
World War ll
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Introduction to Music Appreciation
Buddha's Eightfold Noble Path
Buddha's Eightfold Noble Path
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War
American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War
Creative Writing for Beginners
Creative Writing for Beginners
History's Greatest Conspiracies
History's Greatest Conspiracies
The Market of Women's Fiction
The Market of Women's Fiction