Contemporary Women Writers

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Course No: ENGL.2430-031; SIS Class Nbr: 10538; SIS Term: 2710
Course Status: Open

Course Description

Contemporary Women Writers introduces students to American women writers of the last fifty years. We examine the historical,socio-cultural, political, and personal influences on these writers' work by studying trends and events in recent American history and themes reflected in the works. By studying contemporary women's writing in this contextualized fashion, students can appreciate larger trends in our society, the role writing plays in examining such trends, and the value of literature as an exploration of human growth and struggle. Through discussion, group collaboration, critical analysis, and by designing their own graphic organizers, students gain a breadth of knowledge in the following areas: the themes and stylistic concerns of contemporary American women writers; the key historical events that influence contemporary American women's writing; the critical reading of literary texts. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: ENGL.1020
  • Special Notes: LT, AH
  • Section Notes: Prerequisite courses or knowledge: ENGL.1020;
  • Core Codes: AH, DCA, GNST
  • Credits: 3;
  • Instructor: Jill Pruett
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2017: Sep 06 to Dec 10
  • Chat Hours: Mon 7-8pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1125
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.L.A. in Liberal Arts, B.A. in English

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