English 102 continues the development of skillful reading and writing, using the material of short stories, plays, and poetry.
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Research the Antebellum South and the effect it had on the people who lived there after the Civil War. What were their customs, culture, beliefs, etc?
o William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
Research the medical treatment women were given for postpartum depression after childbirth in the late 1800s-early 1900s. How did this affect women? What psychological affects did this cause?
o Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Research the role of religion and politics in Latin America (or specifically Colombia) and what effect that had on their beliefs.
o Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings”
Research the use of capital punishment in American society and what effect this has on culture and beliefs about punishments.
o Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”
Research the Vietnam War and the effect it had on the soldiers who fought in it.
o Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”
o Louise Erdrich’s “The Red Convertible”
Identify the main concepts to use as keywords in the library catalog, databases, and while searching the Internet.
Antebellum South (synonyms?), Civil War, customs, culture, beliefs (synonyms)?
Medical treatment (synonyms?), women, postpartum (synonyms?), depression, how will you search for the time period? psychological
Religion, politics, role, Latin America (synonyms?), Colombia, beliefs
Capital punishment (synonyms?), American (synonyms?), effect, beliefs (synonyms), punishment(s)
Vietnam War, effect, soldiers (synonyms?), fought/fight (synonyms?)
Research studies and scholarly journals
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