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0159 - 美國文學(一) American Literature (I)


教育目標 Course Target

Course Objectives 1. Students will build a solid foundation for their study of American English, and American Literature, in keeping with the language requirements and objectives of required courses in the English Majors program. Students will gain knowledge of and be able to comprehend the works of major literary figures and periods and understand the relationship between selected writers and their respective social moments and their historical significance. American literature and culture are influenced by diverse human backgrounds and experiences, deriving from the underlying socio-economic forces that drove world exploration and colonialism, and continuing through industrialization, modernity and globalization. Demonstrated on tests, quizzes and in essays. 2. Student will grasp the process whereby different political aspects of American society, including democracy, the rule of law, civil rights, property rights, freedoms of speech and conscience, and the notion of social progress have lead to innovations in human thought and social practice, as well as to deep social divisions and dissent. Many of these cultural developments derive from the Western Tradition, (e.g. Greek political ideals, the Roman legal tradition, Christianity, the medieval concept of chivalry, the industrial revolution, European colonialism, etc.). Students will examine the ways that American literature provides a lens by which to view how America came to exert important influences on world history. The obverse process, viz. the ways in which American culture has been influenced by other world civilizations, will also be examined. While exploring this issue, the benefits and problems of intercultural and intercivilizational encounters and outcomes will also be investigated.Course Objectives 1. Students will build a solid foundation for their study of American English, and American Literature, in keeping with the language requirements and objectives of required courses in the English Majors program. Students will gain knowledge of and be able to comprehend the works of major literary figures and periods and understanding the relationship between copied writers and their respective social moments and their historical significance. American literature and culture are influenced by diverse human backgrounds and experiences, deriving from the underlying socio-economic forces that drove world exploration and colonialism, and Continued throughout, modernity and globalization. Demonstrated on tests, quizzes and in essays. 2. student will grasp the party others different political aspects of American society, including democracy, the rule of law, civil rights, property rights, freedoms of speech and conscience, and the notion of social progress have lead to innovations in human thought and social practice, as well as to deep social divisions and dissent. Many of these cultural developments derive from the Western Tradition, (eg Greek political ideals, the Roman legal tradition, Christianity, the medieval concept of chivalry, the industrial revolution, European colonialism, etc The obverse process, viz. The ways in which American culture has been Athens influenced by other world civilizations, will but explore this issue, the benefits and problems of intercultural and intercivilizational encounters and achievement will also be investi gated


課程概述 Course Description

American Literature is a fourth-year required course. This course introduces students to American literature, from colonial times up through the present day, and the historical concerns that mark particular literary epochs. What vision do American writers have of their country, and how do they express their own relationship to it? Students will also consider these issues in a larger sense, so that students not only develop an understanding of American literary history but also how any particular country develops a vision of itself through its literature.
American literature is a fourth-year grade course. This course from students in the day, and the historical concerns that mark particular literary epochs. What vision do American writers have their country, and how do they express their own relationship to it? Students will also consider these issues in a larger sense, so that students not only develop an understanding of American literary history but also how any particular country developed a vision of itself through its literature.


參考書目 Reference Books

The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym, et. al. Shorter 8th Ed.
New York: WW Norton & Company, 2013.

Students are warned that plagiarism is a violation of departmental and university regulations, and Taiwan laws and policy regarding Intellectual Property Rights. This will not be tolerated in any of my courses. Any instance of plagiarism discovered in any student writings for this course will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment involved. All sources used in research projects must be fully documented. Also, there is to be no illegal copying of any copyrighted material, including text books or other materials. This is also against Taiwan law regarding Intellectual Property Rights, and can result in severe penalties if discovered.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym, et al. Shorter 8th Ed.
New York: WW Norton & Company, 2013.

Students are warned that plagiarism is a violation of departmental and university regulations, and Taiwan laws and policy of Intellectual property Rights. This will not be tolerated in any of my courses. Any instance of plagiarism discovered in any student writings for this course will result in a grade of 0 for the assigned involved. All sources used in research projects must be complete documented. Also, there are no illegal copying of any copyrighted material, including text books or other materials. This is also against Taiwan lawholders Rights, and can result in severe penalties if discovered.


評分方式 Grading

評分項目 Grading Method 配分比例 Grading percentage 說明 Description
QuizzesQuizzes
Quizzes
25 Written to engage with the chapter readings and/or handouts
essay, longeressay, longer
essay, longer
20 Research project
Mid TermMid Term
Mid Term
25
Final ExamFinal Exam
Final Exam
30
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學分 Credit:3-0
上課時間 Course Time:Tuesday/5,Thursday/6,7[LAN009]
授課教師 Teacher:Thomas Argiro
修課班級 Class:外文系3,4
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