GENG 248: Survey of American Literature II

Dr. Thompson 3 credits

          This course introduces students to major authors, literary forms, and movements in American literature since 1865. It seeks to to foster familiarity with various American literary genres, figures, and movements since 1865; to practice critical thinking and writing skills; and to foster critical reading skills through close analysis of literary texts.

Assignments and Grading:
25% reading quizzes/participation                         10% group presentation
25% exams (3)                                                           30% essays (3)
10% final exam

Required Course Texts:
The Norton Anthology of American Literature 1865 to the Present, Package 2.  6th Edition.  2003.  Nina Baym, Editor.
Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.  James Weldon Johnson. 1912.

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