Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ENG 255 - Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 115  or designated placement.

Course Description: Covers the period of American literature between the early 1900s and the present.  In many of the works, historical events such as World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II provide both background and subject matter for the artistic productions of the authors studied.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Explain the ways in which social, philosophical, and political currents influence literary expression.
  • CLO#2: Describe the uniquely American elements in American literature through focusing on the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights and Feminist movements, the Cold War, and the legacy of the Vietnam Conflict. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#3: Explain how race, gender, time, and place shape a given text.
  • CLO#4: Explain changes in the prevailing American philosophies during the time period covered in the course.

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