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This upper-level course is an in-depth study of American literature beginning with the regional realism of the late 19th century and ending with the literature of the late 20th century and the continuing search for identity in literature today. Well-known writers are included as well as significant writers who are less often studied. The course involves analysis of texts and synthesis of readings, and includes a significant amount of writing. Students complete a major presentation as a final project.
Advisory: This is an upper-level literature class. Students should be familiar with the vocabulary and conventions of literary analysis as well as the correct use of Modern Language Association (MLA) style documentation. Before enrolling in an upper-level literature course, students are strongly encouraged to complete ENC-1020: English Composition II and one or more introductory literature courses and/or have equivalent knowledge.
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