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    Jun 16, 2024  
Catalog 2023-2024 
Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG-2210 - American Literature II* (H) (3)

Prerequisite: ENG-1010  or ENG-1010T  
Students in this course survey the development of American literature from 1865 to the present.  Students read poems, letters, works of fiction and non-fiction, and plays from the literary periods within this time.  Students learn about and use critical literary theory to discuss and write essays about literature.  Students will learn about and demonstrate their awareness of the historical, cultural, social, and philosophical influences that shaped and were, at times, shaped by the American Writers from 1865 to the present.  Students demonstrate this knowledge and understanding through a variety of activities and assessments that may include class discussions, oral presentations, and small group projects, as well as essay exams and other written critical analysis of individual literary works to a course total of approximately 4000 words.  Students may earn credit for this course through CLEP.  This course satisfies the General Education Humanities requirement.

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CO1 - Explain the historical, cultural, political, and geographical influences on American authors and their works, focused on 1865 to the present.

CO2 - Evaluate works from a diverse set of American authors.

CO3 - Discuss major themes, styles, and other literary conventions of American literature and its representative authors and works.

CO4 - Apply relevant literary critical lenses to evaluate authors and their works.

CO5 - Produce original texts using correct MLA formatting, citation, and documentation standards.

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