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Year 2019  School Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Course Title
Studies in English and American Literature 6

Instructor CHAN, Edward K.
Term/Day/Period fall semester  Tues.2
Category Core Subjects (Lectures) Eligible Year 1st year and above Credits 2
Classroom   Campus Toyama
Course Key 34Z1280846 Course Class Code 01
Main Language English
  Course Code LITE641L
First Academic disciplines Literature
Second Academic disciplines Literature in English
Third Academic disciplines History of Literature
Level Level of Master Types of lesson Lecture

Syllabus Information

Latest Update:2019/03/05 16:55:04

Subtitle Overview of American Literature
Course Outline  This course will provide an overview of American literature. The first part of the course will cover literary history, while the latter part will consist of readings determined by the interests of the students. Students are required to have access of some sort to the textbook. The course will be conducted entirely in English and students should be prepared to speak in English each week.
Objectives  Students will learn literary analysis within cultural and historical context. Students will also develop their English-language reading, writing, listening, and discussion skills for the graduate level.
before/after course of study  There will be weekly reading assignments as homework, which will likely take about 2-3 hours on average each week depending on your level of English. Students will also write a 1500-word paper.
Course Schedule  (subject to change)
 1    Course introduction
 2    Beginnings to 1700
 3    1700 to 1820
 4    1820-1865, Part 1
 5    1820-1865, Part 2
 6    1865-1914, Part 1
 7    1865-1914, Part 2
 8    1914-1945, Part 1
 9    1914-1945, Part 2
 10   1945-present, Part 1
 11   1945-present, Part 2
 12   Students’ choice 1
 13   Students’ choice 2
 14   Students’ choice 3
 15   Course wrap-up, finalpaper due
Textbooks  Preferred: Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition (two-volume), ISBN-13: 978-0-393-26451-7 (~¥11,970)

 Alternatives: Shorter Eighth Edition (one-volume), ISBN-13: 978-0-393-91885-4, or older version
Evaluation  Final paper 50%
 Participation 50%
 TOTAL 100 %

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