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American Literature II – ENGL 2132

Description

A chronological study of American literature from the Civil War to the present, this course presents a broad overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Students will utilize various critical approaches and reading strategies as they examine important authors and themes of this period. The course will pay attention to literary movements, regional writing, native and immigrant cultures, and multiple perspectives.


Name Office Phone Email
Arthur Basler University of North Georgia
803-417-3821arthur.basler@ung.edu
Amy Berke Middle Georgia State University
478-471-5739amy.berke@mga.edu
Rob Bleil College of Coastal Georgia
912-279-5986rbleil@ccga.edu
Stacy Boyd University of West Georgia
678-839-4851sboyd@westga.edu
Erin Caldwell University of North Georgia
706-864-1775erin.caldwell@ung.edu
Tara Causey University of North Georgia
410-726-3546Tara.Causey@ung.edu
James Cope Kennesaw State University
470-578-3626jcope@kennesaw.edu
Jenny Crisp Dalton State College
706-272-2513jcrisp@daltonstate.edu
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
912-358-3348elmorej@savannahstate.edu
Cyndy Hall Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-4955chall@abac.edu
Gwendolyn Harold Clayton State University
678-466-4735gwendolynharold@clayton.edu
Sarah Hendricks University of West Georgia
678-839-4148shendric@westga.edu
Todd Hoffman Augusta University
706-667-4449thoffma1@augusta.edu
Michael Lewis Savannah State University
912-358-3345lewismi@savannahstate.edu
Dustin Michael Savannah State University
912-306-4902michaeld@savannahstate.edu
Joseph "Joe" Milford Georgia Highlands College
678-353-9514jmilford@highlands.edu
Kari Miller Georgia Perimeter College-Clarkston
678-891-7514kmiller58@gsu.edu
Phillip Mitchell University of North Georgia
470-310-6313phillip.mitchell@ung.edu
Neesha Navare Savannah State University
912-358-3325navaren@savannahstate.edu
Matthew Paproth Georgia Gwinnett College
470-955-2473mpaproth@ggc.edu
Jennifer Parrott Clayton State University
678-466-4748JenniferParrott@clayton.edu
Austin Riede University of North Georgia
naAustin.Riede@ung.edu
Virginia Russell Georgia Southern University
912-536-3964va.russell@hotmail.com
Kevin Scott Albany State University
229-430-4689kevin.scott@asurams.edu
Matthew Sherling University of West Georgia
770-833-7163msherlin@westga.edu
Herbert Shippey Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
229-391-4954hshippey@abac.edu
Barbara Warren Valdosta State University
229-333-5946bnwarren@valdosta.edu
Ashleigh Whelan Georgia Perimeter College
404-694-9042Ashleigh.is.scissors@gmail.com
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Credit Hours


Prerequisites

  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Textbook


Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Identify and apply a variety of critical approaches to literature.
  • Identify the important literary periods and themes of American Literature from the mid-19th Century to the present.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a diversity of American cultures through the study of literature.
  • Apply various reading strategies to text in order to summarize, synthesize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate the literature.
  • Write a paper on a topic in American literature using MLA style and a variety of sources that shows original thought, research, and an ability to assimilate and synthesize the ideas of others on the topic.
  • Enhance technological skills.
  • Unit 1: Course Introduction
  • Unit 2: Late Romanticism
  • Unit 3: Realism
  • Unit 4: Naturalism
  • Unit 5: Modernism
  • Unit 6: Literature After 1945

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Unit Discussions - 25%
  • Unit Quizzes - 10%
  • Writing Summary - 5%
  • Focused Annotated Bibliography - 15%
  • Final Researched Essay - 20%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 10%
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