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Course Descriptions

ENG 204 - American Literature Since 1865

3 Credits

A survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present, focusing on the changing values of an increasingly technological society. Includes the major literary philosophies of the time through writers such as Crane, Hemingway, Faulkner, Baraka, and O'Connor.

Prerequisite(s): English 101 with a C or better, placement into English 200, or instructor permission.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-H - Humanities (SHUM)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Analyze American literature written from the aftermath of the Civil War through current times.
2. Describe the relationships between various movements (such as Realism, Naturalism, Modernism, and/or Postmodernism) and the literature of the period.
3. Interpret literature as it relates to its historical, cultural, and/or political context.
4. Interpret literary works using critical perspectives.
5. Write a thesis-driven essay using literature as a primary source.
6. Apply the appropriate formal conventions when writing about literature.

Course Offered Spring

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