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LIT/265

Survey of American Literature Since 1860

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course will survey the writings of 150 years in the historical and cultural context of America. The influence of vast social, political, and philosophical changes in America on literary works will be explored. The major literary movements, works, and authors of four distinct time periods will be read and discussed: the late 19th century, the early 20th century, the late 20th century, and the 21st century.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Literature of a Changing Nation

  • Identify the major authors and works during the period of 1865 to 1912.
  • Describe the literary movements and trends from 1865 to 1912.
  • Explain how the realist and naturalist movements affected literature from 1865 to 1912.
  • Analyze factors that influenced American literature from 1865 to 1912.

Women Writers of the Post–Bellum Era

  • Identify the major works of female authors during the period of 1865 to 1912.
  • Describe the role of women in literature from 1865 to 1912.
  • Analyze factors that influenced American female writers from 1865 to 1912.
  • Compare male and female perspectives in literature from 1865 to 1912.

The Early 20th Century: Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance

  • Identify the major authors and works of the early 20th century.
  • Describe how the Modernist movement affected American literature and culture.
  • Describe how the Harlem Renaissance affected American literature and culture.
  • Analyze factors that influenced American literature of the early 20th century.

American Ethnic Literature

  • Identify the major authors and works of ethnic literature.
  • Describe the influence of ethnic literature in America.
  • Analyze factors that influenced American ethnic literature.

Contemporary Literature

  • Identify the major authors and literary works in America since 1945.
  • Describe contemporary literary movements and trends.
  • Analyze factors influencing contemporary American literature.
  • Analyze the role of literature in 21st-century American society.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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