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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 2720 - American Literature, 1865 to 1920

Credit Hours: 3.00
Prerequisites: ENGL 1220  or ENGL 1190 

This course presents a study of major cultural and literary developments between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I. We will consider Reconstruction, Western Expansion, industrialization and urban growth, the role of the new immigrants, the “woman question” and how these issues found literary expression in what is commonly referred to as Realism and Naturalism. Authors to be discussed may include Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, Davis, James, Howells, Dreiser, Crane, Norris, Cahan, Dos Passos, Gilman, Chopin, Wharton, Freeman, Jewett, Sinclair, Dunbar, and Chesnutt.

Contact Hours: 3
Billable Contact Hours: 3

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