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Discovering 20th Century American Literature


IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)M.ROSEN

Pré requis

- A good level of both written and spoken English
- A strong willingness to participate, debate, share opinions and ideas
- An interest in literature
- A desire to delve more deeply into different decades through the eyes of a writer

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Upon completion of this course, students will have a concrete understanding of the ways in which twentieth century American literature and its different genres have influenced the perceptions we have of everyday life…

Contenu du cours

Will include an overview of some of the main twentieth century authors.

1 book (available in the library) will be chosen, read, discussed, and evaluated by the whole class.

Students will be given a list of books dealing with different decades in the twentieth century. Each student will choose a book to read, and then present the book, its author and include information about its social, economic and historical context.

In addition to a traditional presentation, as a final written project, students will be encouraged to think about “their decade” in an original manner by creating murals, "you-are-there" videos, or creating a magazine modeled after Life or the New Yorker into which students display the results of their individual research.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings10,00  
Independent study
Individual Project6,00  
Estimated personal workload10,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • E-learning
  • Research
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


1 evaluation based on a book read for class discussion: 10%
1 individual oral presentation: 30%
Final exam: 1 written project to be handed-in last class: 30%
Participation: 30%

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Oral presentation0,25130,00
Final Exam
Written exam0,00130,00
TOTAL     100,00


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