About ENGS 024 OL2

Selected texts from end of Civil War to the present. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.


Open to Degree and CDE students; Synchronous online

Section Description

This course examines American literature from the Civil War to the present, as well as introducing key terms and concepts for literary studies and helping students develop their writing of literary essays. We will read novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, memoirs, and graphic narratives representing a diverse range of American experiences. This course is discussion-based, but it will include mini-lectures on subjects such as American literary history, genres and movements, and the changing literary canon. Authors include Whitman, Hurston, Cather, London, James, Wharton, Chesnutt, Eliot, Hughes, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Baldwin, Kingston, Morrison, Anzaldúa, and Spiegelman.

Section Expectation

Course Requirements: Two essays (5-7 pages each), 20 short responses, and active participation in class discussions. Participation can take the form of comments in our class meetings and/or posts on our Blackboard discussion board.


25% = Essay 1 25% = Essay 2 25% = Responses 25% = Participation

Course Dates



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to on Tuesday and Thursday

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