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2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023) 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (August 2022 - July 2023)

ENGL 328 Survey of American Literature II, From Civil War to Present


Prerequisites: ENGL 301  with a grade of C or better, or consent of instructor.
A wide-ranging survey of American literature of all genres from the end of the Civil War until the present.  Works studied will represent writers widely considered to be major authors and a variety of others, with emphasis on their different ideas of the nature, function and value of literature.  Socio-historical contexts, both of the works’ production and of their current critical evaluation, will be examined, as will recurrent themes such as the struggle for social justice and the changing relationship of the United States to the rest of the world.  Study of print texts is enhanced by incorporation of audio versions of texts, music, filmed dramatic performances, visual images, and/or feature films.

ENGL 324, 325, 326, 327 and 328 are the literary core for students pursuing a B.A. English degree; a minor in English: Literature Emphasis; or the B.S. Education, English Grade 5-Adult degree.