552.305 (18W) Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism

Wintersemester 2018/19

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01.10.2018 10:00 - 12:00 , N.0.42
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
9 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
01.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

By the end of this course, students should

  • be familiar with the history of and background influences on American transcendentalism;
  • be able to exhibit a working understanding of the central tenets of transcendentalism as expressed in literature, religion, society, education, and other realms; 
  • be conversant in the major and minor literary (prose and poetry) and non-fiction works of the period; and
  • be able to analyze and contextualize literary works of the period.

Lehrmethodik

This course will include (but isn't limited to) short lectures by the instructor and student-led discussions of texts and presentations on texts' socio-cultural context. 

Inhalt/e

Non-fiction and fiction works from the American Transcendentalism period (texts to be covered available on the syllabus/Moodle)

Literatur

REQUIRED:

Buell, Lawrence, ed. 2006. The American Transcendentalists: Essential Writings. New York: Random House.

The majority of course readings will come from the text listed above; you should have a copy in class at all times. Other supplementary materials will be provided electronically on Moodle.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Written examination

Seminar paper

Prüfungsinhalt/e

The written examination (20% of final grade) will be based on 

  • the prose texts and poetry assigned in class;
  • the socio-political/historical/cultural contexts of the works discussed in class; 
  • an analysis of a text excerpt/short poem; and
  • factual/biographical information about the period and its authors.

Any changes to exam content will be agreed upon with students during the course term.

The seminar paper (50% of final grade) must be address an aspect of American transcendentalism. Students will present their proposed topics at the end of term and will then have the topics approved in consultation with the instructor.

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

The grading for this course is as follows:

  1. Participation & Participation Log: 30% 
  2. Written Examination: 20%
  3. Seminar Paper (4,500 – 6,000 words): 50%

You will need to achieve passing grades in each of these categories in order to receive a passing grade for the class. Assignments must be submitted on-time.

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Lehramtsstudium Unterrichtsfach Englisch (SKZ: 344, Version: 04W.7)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Advanced Culture Studies (Pflichtfach)
        • SE zu Topics in American Culture Studies ( 2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
          • 552.305 Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism (2.0h SE / 5.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Fachliches Vertiefungsstudium (Pflichtfach)
      • Focus on Literature ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.305 Focus on Literature: American Transcendentalism (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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