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.
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- Printable Lessons
- Full HD Video
- 6 Months to Complete
- 24/7 Availability
- Start Anytime
- PC & Mac Compatible
- Android & iOS Friendly
- Accredited CEUs
- 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.
|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|