Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog

ENG 232 American Literature II

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

Pre-requisite(s): C or better in ENG 112,  ENG 113, or ENG 114.  
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate features of literary texts in several genres, applying appropriate literary and cultural terms.
  2. Critically analyze and interpret American literature from 1865 to the present within historical and cultural contexts.
  3. Write critical essays about American literature that integrate primary and secondary sources using MLA documentation and standard academic written conventions.