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Course SummaryEnglish 102: American Literature has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Get started on your degree with this self-paced resource that offers short, simple lessons and expert instruction that you can access at any time, from any device.
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|Lesson 1 - American Literature: Assignments 1 & 2 - Analysis Essays|
The course objective is to inform you about American literature ranging from Native American oral tradition to the Harlem Renaissance, and give you an understanding of American literature's identifying qualities.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. Two assignments are required for this course. You can access them here.
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- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify and analyze the use of literary techniques in American literature.
- Explain and interpret of the themes from early American literature.
- Illustrate the identifying qualities of Romantic literature.
- Compare the Dark Romantics with the earlier Romantic period and their key features.
- Distinguish between transcendentalism and realism in American literature and explain how transcendentalism influenced the rise of realism.
- Analyze modernist prose, poetry, and plays, comparing important works with each other to find common qualities.
- Explain the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on the periods of American literature after its rise.
- Identify examples of literature of the Contemporary Period and how those works were informed by previous periods of literature.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
English 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete English 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting English 102 exam on our site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Analyzing American Literature||Learn how to analyze the components of American literature, including forms of American poetry, short stories and dramas. Study the role of the narrator, plot techniques and rhetorical devices in these works.|
|Colonial and Early National Period in Literature||Study early American writers, like John Smith, John Winthrop and Roger Williams. Take a look at Benjamin Franklin's writing.|
|Romantic Period in Literature||Find out about the style of writing used in this period by looking at the works of Washington Irving and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.|
|Dark Romantics||Examine Edgar Allan Poe's work and writings by Nathanial Hawthorne and Herman Melville.|
|Transcendentalism in Literature||Explore the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Emily Dickinson.|
|Realism in Literature||Study the impact of literature on the American Civil War, including Frederick Douglass and Uncle Tom's Cabin. Also, learn about Mark Twain and Willa Cather, among others.|
|Modernist Prose and Plays||Study modernism in American literature, as well as the life and works of writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.|
|Modernist Poetry||Learn about E.A. Robinson, Edgar Lee Masters, e.e. Cummings and other writers of this period.|
|The Harlem Renaissance and Literature||Find out about popular writings and works from the Jazz Age, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay.|
|Literature of the Contemporary Period||Take a look at the major authors and works of this period, including novels and plays from Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller.|
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