ENGL& 245: American Literature II

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Spring (odd year)
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Theme-based study of selected masterpieces of American literature in context. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)


ENGL& 101 or instructor permission

  1. Read works of American literature that connect through a specific theme.
  2. Analyze and discuss works of American literature in relation to major historical events.
  3. Explain the cultural and political contexts for works of American literature.
  4. Demonstrate effectively, in writing, knowledge and understanding of assigned readings and the theme that connects them.
  5. Demonstrate ability to effectively conduct research related to course readings and themes.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate vocabulary/terminology in regards to literary analysis.