ENG 231 - American Literature - Romanticism to Skepticism

Course Description

This course, a continuation of American Literature: Shaping the Ideal, considers literature from 1865 to the postwar period. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Identify various characteristics of post-Civil War American literature. Identify various socio-economic, historic and aesthetic influences on the authors and the writing of the period. Analyze a work in relation to those forces as well as offer an independent analysis of them. Discuss their intellectual or emotional response to a work of the period.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 112