ENG-275 American Women Writers
The course requires students to read, analyze, interpret, and write critically about a select number of texts by 20th-century American women writers. Students will learn to enjoy and appreciate the literary artistry of representative women writers; to identify common concerns of women writers of the past century; to experience vicariously the lives of diverse women, and evaluate the social, cultural, economic, and political forces that shape those lives; to recognize different approaches of women's portrayal of women; to understand how American feminism has developed and how it is manifested in these writings; and to develop their critical reading and writing skills. This course fulfills the general education requirement in literature and gender studies. [3 credits]
- Discover and appreciate the literary artistry of American women writers
- Identify common concerns of women writers
- Assess the literary elements of fiction, poems, and plays
- Preparation for, presence at, and class participation in each of the seven sessions
- Discussion leaders
- Quizzes (no make-ups on quizzes), tests, final exam
REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:
Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com for textbook information.
OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:
- Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.
- There will be a quiz on the three assigned readings at the first class session.
- If you know that you will have to miss a session because of work or personal obligations, do not sign up for this class.