University of West Georgia -- Department of English and Philosophy
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 -- Phone: (678) 839-6512 - Fax: (678) 839-4849


Course Template

The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.
 

Course Information
Number: ENGL 3300

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Catalog Name: Studies in American Culture
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Required texts and other readings/materials
  • To be determined by instructor.
Course description
  • An introduction to American Studies as an area of critical inquiry, including a study of the theories and methods used in the field and readings of significant works that have shaped it.  Required for the minor in American Studies.  Same as HIST 3300.  (No more than two [2] 3000-level courses may be counted toward the major in English.) Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102.
  • A further specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.

Course Goals

  • Students will become familiar with the theories and methods that contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of American Studies.

  • Student will learn the major periodic divisions of American social and intellectual history and the issues relevant to various American identities.

  • Students will develop a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of traditional approaches to American Studies.

  • Students will demonstrate in both oral and written work a critical facility combining two or more disciplines.

  • Students will demonstrate their command of academic English and of the tenets of sound composition by means of thesis-driven analytical prose.

Program Goals

  • This course fulfills one of the departmental requirements for the completion of the English major.
  • Students will develop the analytical, oral and written skills to pursue graduate study or careers in teaching, writing, business and a variety of other fields.
  • Students will be able to define and pursue independent research agendas.
  • This course contributes to the program goal of equipping students with a foundation in literary history and the issues surrounding literary study in contemporary culture.
  • This course broadens students' desire and ability to take pleasure in their encounter with literature.
General topics and assignments appropriate to those topics
  • To be determined by instructor.
Assessment activities
  • To be determined by instructor.
Other policies
  • Departmental plagiarism policies
  • Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
  • A detailed calendar of readings and assignments should be made available to the class at the first class meeting. A copy should be posted electronically and kept on file in the English department office.
  • Students should be expected to come to class, prepared and able to participate.
  • MLA style should be emphasized and required on out of class essays.
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