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2023-2024 Online College Catalog 
2023-2024 Online College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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EH 204 - American Literature II

This course is an introductory survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present. The readings are designed to introduce you to a variety of writers and to help you develop a sense of the major literary movements and themes in American literature. To this end, we will consider a broad scope of issues related to the literature, and you will be encouraged to contemplate, question, argue, and connect the readings and discussions to your own lives, observations, and experiences. In addition, this course will help you develop effective reading, writing, and analytical skills.

Assignment Overview
  • Assignments: Varied throughout the term
  • Interactivity: Discussion Boards
  • Final Assessment: None

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Understand literature as an expression of human values within a historical and social context. 
  • Recognize important American writers and characteristics of their work.
  • Plan, write, and revise short critical responses about literature with good insights and suitable argument, organization, evidence, and analysis. 

Credits: 3

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