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ENG 222 American Literature II

ENG 222 – Survey of American Literature II

Course Outline

Course Number and Name:   ENG 222 Survey of American Literature II

Credit hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0         Lecture: 3.0        Lab: N/A              Other: N/A

Prerequisites:   Grade of “C” or better in ENG 102 or ENG 105

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course focuses on writing in the United States from the American Civil War to the contemporary era. The student will gain some understanding of the literary history of the United States across periods, genres, regions, cultures, and aesthetics.

General Education Goals: ENG 222 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Humanistic Perspective.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language.  ENG 222 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. read and analyze a variety of American written texts from the Civil War era through the early 21st century;
  2. efficiently use the library as a research facility and the internet as a research tool;
  3. demonstrate refined composition skills through the writing of critical analysis essays on a variety of American texts, including poems, political tracts, slave narratives, short stories, and novels; and
  4. write a fully documented, MLA-compliant literary research paper on a major work analyzed in class.