552.270 (20W) Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America

Wintersemester 2020/21

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First appointment of the course
14.10.2020 12:00 - 13:30 online Off Campus
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Overview

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary to make changes to courses and examinations at short notice (e.g. cancellation of attendance-based courses and switching to online examinations).

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Lecturer
LV Nummer Südostverbund ENL02001UL
Course title german Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America
Type Lecture
Course model Online course
Hours per Week 2.0
ECTS-credits 3.0
Registrations 134
Organisational Unit
Language of Instruction English
possible language/s of the exam English
Course begins on (set in LVOnline) 14.10.2020
eLearning go to Moodle-Course

Time and place

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Course Information

Learning Outcome

After the Survey, students will be well equipped to work with American literature in later classes, as they understand the connections between texts, as well as texts and society.

Teaching methodology including the use of eLearning tools

Lecture and in-class discussion of examples. All lectures will be made available on Moodle along with Forums for questions and answers. In addition, there will be synchronous Q&A sessions. Detailed information will be provided by email and in the class syllabus on Moodle. 

Course Overview

As an introductory lecture course, this class provides students with an overview of American literary history and an introduction to the diverse range of literary production in the United States. It will attend to both dominant more marginal(ized) literary voices, ranging from discovery narratives and the early colonial period to the present day. We will critically engage with the notion of the American literary canon and also reflect on a range of approaches and theories that scholars have used in order to analyze and make sense of the texts included in it.

Literature

All primary texts and other relevant literature will be made available on Moodle on a weekly basis.

Exam Information

Im Fall von online durchgeführten Prüfungen sind die Standards zu beachten, die die technischen Geräte der Studierenden erfüllen müssen, um an diesen Prüfungen teilnehmen zu können.

Grading scheme

Grade / Grade grading scheme

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 17W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Compulsory subject)
      • ENL.002 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Compulsory subject)
      • ENL.002 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor-Lehramtsstudium Bachelor Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 407, Version: 19W.2)
    • Fach: Anglophone Literary Studies II: Historical Surveys, Terminology and Practice of Interpretation (Compulsory subject)
      • ENL.002 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America ( 2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
        • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.2)
    • Fach: Fachliches Grund- und Aufbaustudium Literature (Compulsory subject)
      • Modul: Aufbaustudium Literature
        • 5.4 Survey of Anglophone Literatures – Focus America ( 0.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
          • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (Compulsory subject)
      • Introduction to Culture ( 2.0h PK / 5.0 ECTS)
        • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 5.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 2. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (ab 11W) (Compulsory subject)
      • Modul: Literature (ab 11W)
        • Survey of Anglophone Literatures ( 2.0h KU, VO / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelor's degree programme English and American Studies (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Aufbaustudium (Compulsory subject)
      • Modul: Literature
        • Survey of Anglophone Literatures ( 2.0h KU / 4.0 ECTS)
          • 552.270 Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h VO / 3.0 ECTS)
            Absolvierung im 3. Semester empfohlen

Equivalent Courses for counting the exam attempts

Wintersemester 2022/23
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2021/22
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2019/20
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2018/19
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2017/18
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 3.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2016/17
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2015/16
  • 552.270 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures: Focus America (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2015
  • 551.217 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures b (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Wintersemester 2013/14
  • 551.216 VO Survey of Anglophone Literatures (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)
Sommersemester 2013
  • 551.216 KU Survey of Anglophone Literatures (2.0h / 4.0ECTS)