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LIT. 200 American Literature

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Course Description

This course is a survey of the literature by and about Americans inside and outside of America and their relationship to major literary and intellectual movements. The course focus is to examine fiction and nonfiction that shapes a multidimensional perspective of America and its history. The literature in focus includes traditionally canonical works alongside texts by authors of notable mention and lesser known American authors. The literature sampled emphasizes a comparative approach toward analyzing writing by Americans from diverse backgrounds from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ENGL 836 and READ 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 or Eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2; Ethnic Studies
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)
C-ID: ENGL 135