School of Arts and Humanities LITR320 American Fiction Credit Hours

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<ul><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>School of Arts and Humanities </p><p>LITR320 </p><p>American Fiction </p><p>Credit Hours: 3 </p><p>Length of course: 8 Weeks </p><p>Prerequisite(s): ENGL101 </p><p>ENGL200 Recommended </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Instructor Information Evaluation Procedures </p><p>Course Description Grading Scale </p><p>Course Scope Course Outline </p><p>Course Objectives Policies </p><p>Course Delivery Method Academic Services </p><p>Course Resources Selected Bibliography </p><p>Course Description (Catalog) </p><p>This course provides an examination of American society and culture through literature, using fiction that </p><p>covers different eras, personalities, and issues. Stress is placed on characterization and other literary </p><p>techniques, as well as on the nature of American society itself and fiction's place in that society. </p><p>(Prerequisite: ENGL101). </p><p> Table of Contents </p><p>Course Scope </p><p>LITR320 provides a chronological perspective of American fiction, from the main historical periods of </p><p>America, beginning with the precursors to the American short story, to the late 20th century and the </p><p>present. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Learning Objectives </p><p>../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#InstructorInformation../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#EvaluationProcedures../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseDescription../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#GradingScale../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseScope../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseOutline../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseObjectives../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#Policies../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseDeliveryMethod../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#academicservices../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#CourseMaterials../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#SelectedBibliography../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table</p></li><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>After successfully completing this course, you will be able to </p><p> CO-1: identify the characteristics of American fiction and their correlation to historical, economic, cultural, and social events of the period; </p><p> CO-2: compare and contrast a variety of texts with respect to periods, themes, and literary technique; </p><p> CO-3: analyze primary and secondary texts in American fiction; </p><p> CO-4: examine American fiction in a properly documented (MLA) literary essay; and </p><p> CO-5: evaluate American fiction in terms of its literary, thematic, and historical importance to American culture. </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Course Delivery Method </p><p>American Fiction is a B.A. in English course. It is delivered via distance learning. This enables students </p><p>to complete academic work in an entirely online and flexible manner. Course materials and access to an </p><p>online learning management system will be made available to each student. Online assignments must be </p><p>completed in their entirety by midnight Sunday EST of each week. Precursors to the assignment may be </p><p>necessary such as discussion forum initial posts, which are due midweek. Assigned faculty will support </p><p>the students throughout this 8-week course. </p><p> Table of Contents </p><p>Course Resources </p><p>Required Textbooks: </p><p>LITR320: American Fiction. McGraw Hill Education Create. Dubuque, IA: McGraw Hill, 2014. </p><p>This is an e-book. Instructions are mailed to you from EdMap to access the book online. </p><p>Required Software: </p><p>Microsoft Office (MS Word) </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Evaluation Procedures </p><p>Instructor Announcements: </p><p>Please ensure that you read the course announcements each time you log into your classroom. </p><p>Reading Assignments: </p><p>There is a great deal of reading for this course. You are asked to have your reading prepared </p><p>before each assignment. </p><p>Homework and Graded Assignments: </p><p>Instructors will determine your final grade based on the following assignments: </p><p>Discussion Forums: </p><p>A minimum of three posts each forum will consist of the initial post that is due by midweek </p><p>(Wednesday 11:55 p.m. EST) and at least two responses due by Sunday at 11:55 p.m. EST. </p><p>../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table</p></li><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>For full instructions, please see the weekly lesson and the forums. </p><p>Critical Thinking Essays: </p><p>Students will write two critical response papers in Weeks 3 and 5; each one addresses one of the </p><p>novels/works we will have read by the time the paper is due. A critical thinking essay is not </p><p>merely a summary of the text, an author biography, or a history lesson. </p><p>Please see Assignments for detailed instructions. </p><p> Literary Research Essay: </p><p>Each student will write an MLA-documented literary research essay in Week 7. Detailed </p><p>instructions can be found in Assignments. </p><p> Table of Contents </p><p>Grading Scale </p><p>Please see the Student Handbook (click here) to reference the Universitys grading scale. </p><p> Grading: </p><p>Based on a point system, your final grade will be calculated as follows: </p><p>Assignments Percentage of Final Grade </p><p>Discussion Forums 40% </p><p>Critical Response Essays 40% </p><p>Research Essay 20% </p><p>Total 100% </p><p>Table of Contents </p><p>Eight-Week Course Outline </p><p>*HINT: PLEASE PLAN YOUR READING OUT WELL IN ADVANCE TO MEET </p><p>DEADLINES. THANK YOU* </p><p>Week 1 Learning </p><p>Objective(s) </p><p>Reading(s) &amp; Web Activities Assignments </p><p>../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#tablehttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbookhttp://www.apus.edu/student-handbook/grading/index.htm../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/bmanuputy/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.Outlook/B3B5WR2F/Sakai%20Model%20Syllabus%20(2011).docx#table</p></li><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>Week 1: </p><p>Introduction </p><p>Native American </p><p>Creation Stories </p><p>1, 3 </p><p>All assigned readings are in the e-</p><p>text </p><p>Exploration and the Colonies </p><p>A Tale of the Sky World </p><p>Coyote and Bear </p><p>The Chiefs Daughters </p><p>Read your announcement page for </p><p>any updates the instructor may need </p><p>to pass on to you. </p><p>(This will serve as the only reminder </p><p>for this task.) </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Discussion Forum 1: </p><p>Introduction </p><p>Week 2 </p><p>Romanticism in </p><p>American </p><p>Literature </p><p>Characterization </p><p>1, 3, 5 </p><p>Romanticism </p><p>The Romantic, The Real, and the </p><p>American Indian </p><p>Washington Irving: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>A History of New York </p><p>Philip of Pokanoket: An Indian </p><p>Memoir </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Discussion Forum 2: </p><p>Washington Irving </p><p>Begin to plan for </p><p>Critical Essay 1 Week </p><p>3 </p><p>Week 3 </p><p>Theme and </p><p>Culture </p><p>The Supernatural </p><p>in Romantic </p><p>Fiction </p><p>2, 3, 4 Puritanism, Indians, and Witchcraft </p><p>Edgar Allan Poe: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Black Cat </p><p>The Imp of the Perverse </p><p>Nathaniel Hawthorne: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>Young Goodman Brown </p><p>Rappaccinis Daughter </p><p>Begin to read Jack Londons Iron </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Critical Essay 1 Week </p><p>3 is due </p><p>Discussion Forum 3: </p><p>Poe, Hawthorne, and </p><p>Critical Essay 1 outline </p><p>Begin reading Iron </p><p>Heel for Critical Essay </p><p>2 Week 5 </p></li><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>Heel for Essay 2. The novel is </p><p>located in chapter 3 of the e-text. </p><p>Week 4 </p><p>Realism, </p><p>Naturalism, and </p><p>Regionalism </p><p>Dialogue and </p><p>Voice in Writing </p><p>1, 2, 5 Prosperity and Social Justice at the </p><p>Turn of the Century </p><p>Sarah Orne Jewett: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Town Poor </p><p>Henry James: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Beast in the Jungle </p><p>Kate Chopin: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>A Pair of Silk Stockings </p><p>Stephen Crane: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>Maggie: A Girl of the Streets </p><p>Complete reading of Iron Heel. </p><p>Obtain your novel and film for the </p><p>Week 7 final paper. </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Determine which </p><p>American novel and </p><p>film for final paper in </p><p>Week 7. </p><p>Discussion Forum 4. </p><p>A Dinner with the </p><p>Authors </p><p>Complete reading of </p><p>Iron Heel, review </p><p>literary criticism of the </p><p>novel in preparation for </p><p>Critical Essay 2 in </p><p>Week 5. </p><p>Week 5 </p><p>A Literature of </p><p>Social and Cultural </p><p>Challenge </p><p>Historical and </p><p>cultural context of </p><p>the early to mid- </p><p>20th</p><p> century and </p><p>the American </p><p>fiction </p><p>1, 3, 4, 5 A Literature of Social and Cultural </p><p>Challenge </p><p>Willa Cather: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>Pauls Case </p><p>Sherwood Anderson: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Book of the Grotesque </p><p>John Dos Passos: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Big Money </p><p>F. Scott Fitzgerald: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Ice Palace </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Critical Essay 2 Week </p><p>5 is due: Iron Heel </p><p>Discussion Forum 5. </p><p>Cather, Anderson, Dos </p><p>Passos, and Fitzgerald </p></li><li><p>STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. </p><p>You should be working on the novel </p><p>and film you are presenting in your </p><p>final paper in Week 7. </p><p>Week 6: </p><p>Second World War </p><p>and Its Aftermath </p><p>The Theme within </p><p>a short story </p><p>1, 2, 5 The Second World War and Its </p><p>Aftermath </p><p>Flannery OConnor: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>Good Country People </p><p>Shirley Jackson: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Lottery: </p><p>Philip Roth: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>The Conversion of the Jews </p><p>You should be completing your </p><p>reading and viewing and drafting </p><p>your final paper, due in Week 7. </p><p>Reading and Web </p><p>Activities </p><p>Discussion Forum 6: </p><p>Post War America and </p><p>OConnor, Jackson, </p><p>and Roth </p><p>Prepare for next weeks </p><p>final literary research </p><p>paper, due Week 7. </p><p>Week 7: </p><p>Literary Research </p><p>The Age of </p><p>Anxiety </p><p>1, 2, 3, 4, 5, The Age of Anxiety: Vietnam, Civil </p><p>Rights, and the Womens Movement </p><p>Ann Beattie: </p><p>Author Bio </p><p>Literary Research </p><p>Essay Week 7 is due. </p><p>Reading Activity </p><p>Discussion Foru...</p></li></ul>

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