Course Code: LITR310 Course ID: 4709 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
In this course, students will study selected texts in British literature from the start of written literature in the Anglo-Saxon period through the present. Specifically, the course will focus on fiction within the historical and cultural contexts, and issues relevant to the time. Analysis of the changing characteristics of literary movements through the centuries will be included in general discussion. (Prerequisite: COLL300)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the major works and authors of English literature from the Anglo Saxon period to the present (Comprehension)
2. Categorize English literature into literary movements (Comprehension)
3. Apply literary theory to contemporary English literature (Application)
4. Analyze the historical impact of literature (Analysis)
5. Critique literary arguments involving both primary and secondary sources (Evaluation)
Discussion Forum Initial Posts – Discussion is a primary part of your grade in this course. Each week you are required to participate in discussions that take place on our forum. During these weeks there will be an instructor-initiated prompt to which you will respond initially. See grading rubric below for what is expected and how points will be distributed.
Discussion Forum Interactive Replies – In addition to the required forum posts, you are also required to make at least two substantive replies to other students’ posts per week. For replies to receive credit, they must be relevant to issues raised in the initial post – not just a superficial comment such as, “Good post, I agree with you,” or “Interesting post, I never thought about it that way before.” To receive credit, you must engage with the initial post in a substantive way – see the grading rubric below for details.
a. Each of the initial required posts should be between 250 and 400 words (1 to 2 pages), and each reply should be between 150 and 300 words (½ to 1 page).
b. Posts and replies will be graded according to following rubric categories:
|Discussion Forums||45.00 %|
|Wk 1 - Introductions & Old English||5.00 %|
|Wk 2- Middle English||5.00 %|
|Wk 3 - The Renaissance||5.00 %|
|Wk 4 - Neoclassicism||5.00 %|
|Wk 5 - Romanticism||5.00 %|
|Wk 6 - Victorian Era-Middlemarch||5.00 %|
|Wk 7 - Modernism||5.00 %|
|Week 8a - 21st Century||5.00 %|
|Wk 8b - Rough Draft of Multimodal Project||5.00 %|
|Multimedia Character Sketch--Week 2||10.00 %|
|Close Reading- Essay 1- Week 3 (1)||10.00 %|
|Media Review-Essay 2-Week 5||10.00 %|
|Blogging Middlemarch-Week 6||10.00 %|
|Final Project||15.00 %|
|Multimodal Presentation-Week 8||15.00 %|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.