20th Century American Literature – eng302 (3 credits)

This course will survey major authors, ideologies, and historical contexts of American literature from the 20th century. A diverse range of works, genres, movements, and cultural narratives will be used to explore how cultural pluralism helped shape and reflect the evolution of American thought.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Literature between the Wars: A Time of Social and Cultural Challenge

  • Describe literary trends and movements.
  • Explore how political, social, cultural, and philosophical changes in America influenced literature.
  • Examine major authors and works.

Bridging the Centuries: Realism and Naturalism

  • Examine major authors and works.
  • Describe literary trends and movements.
  • Explore how political, social, cultural, and philosophical changes in America influenced literature.

Postmodern Literature (since 1970)

  • Explore how political, social, cultural, and philosophical changes in America influenced literature.
  • Examine major authors and works.
  • Describe literary trends and movements.

Postwar Literature

  • Describe literary trends and movements.
  • Examine major authors and works.
  • Explore how political, social, cultural, and philosophical changes in America influenced literature.

20th Century Literature of Challenge and Change

  • Examine major authors and works.
  • Describe literary trends and movements.
  • Explore how political, social, cultural, and philosophical changes in America influenced literature.

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