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Course description
  NORTH AMERICAN LITERATURE UP TO THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19


This course offers students an introductory view of noteworthy American authors, literary movements and works from the Colonial period through to the Nineteenth century. Among the authors included in this course are William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and Henry James.

Students are required to read all the set texts and to become familiar with the historical, philosophical or cultural contexts from which they emerged. 

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

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Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

To obtain a deeper understanding of the United States of America, of what it represents and how it sees itself, through its texts.

To read a representative cross-section of American literary texts written during the period covered by this course (1690-1899)

To develop the capacity of making an informed analysis of an array of literary texts

To learn about the historical, cultural, social and political contexts within which these texts were created

 

 

 

General

Code: 31038
Lecturer responsible:
PRIETO GARCIA-CAÑEDO, SARA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught