ENGL222-A851-Summer session 1

ENGL222-A851-Summer session 1 - Syllabus for ENGL222-A801 -...

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Syllabus for ENGL222-A801 - American Literature: 1865 to the Present Welcome to ENGL222! Instructor: Frances Fister-Stoga ffisterstoga@faculty.umuc.edu Course Description Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 101X, WRTG 101, or WRTG 101X. A study of the development of American literature since the Civil War, emphasizing representative authors and works. Genres investigated include stories and poems as well as novels and plays. Significant films may be viewed. Course Introduction The aim of this course is to survey literature written by Americans from 1865 to the present in the context of American social and intellectual history and with a focus on a number of major writers: Whitman, Dickinson, James, Chopin, Gilman, Wharton, Crane, Cather, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Updike (among others). The special focus of the course is to explore the various interpretations of human relationships: friendship, romance, marriage, parenthood, etc. The course also has as its aim improving critical vocabularies and skills in the interpretation of literary texts, so that students may formulate their own answers to the questions posed in this
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