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AMERICAN LITERATURE: 1865-PRESENT (CUL-222414)

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Course Description:


Study literary styles and genres from the Civil War through the present. The course will examine individual authors and the motivating impulses for their writings; it places American literature in historical perspective. The course is organized around these basic areas: The Age of Expansion 1865-1915, Modern American Literature 1915-1945, Approaching a Millennium 1945-Present. Assignments include significant reading, online discussion and a variety of written work (personal response, short essays, short critical responses and use of secondary critical materials).

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Humanities.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Humanities-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2.

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