Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ENG 231 - American Literature II

Course Description

This is a survey of American literature from 1865 to the present with attention given to both major and marginalized works and writers.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify and discuss major authors, literary genres, literary devices, and styles of writing in American literature from 1865 to the present.
Discuss American literary works by and about marginalized / under-represented peoples in the context of their historical struggle and contemporary relevance.
Compose essays that analyze American literary works in relation to their social, economic, and historical contexts and/or critical perspectives.
Apply current information literacy techniques to develop multi-source research projects that follow MLA guidelines.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Diversity and Social Justice (DJ)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 112