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2022 Spring Main
ENG2100/Lecture/50 - Modern American Literature | Credits 3.00
In this course, students will initially discuss the movement away from literary romanticism in American literature in the mid-1800s, and the mood for change in literary style. In this half of the course such works as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will be studied in detail. Students will then also explore the regional realists as a transition between the old romanticism and the new realism. Time will be spent on a discussion of the social and philosophical influences upon the American literary scene, especially through the rise of realism and naturalism in the late 1800s. Authors of note in this segment include Jack London, Stephen Crane, and Kate Chopin. Students will also explore the revaluation of American values and the rise of social criticism through the extension of naturalism and the development of expressionistic and stream of consciousness techniques. Authors in this group include Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. An extended study of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby will be included. Sometime will be spent on considering the alienation and dissatisfaction expressed during the 1920s and 1930s and the works that demonstrate that trend. Finally there will be a brief survey of recent trends in contemporary 20th and 21st century American fiction and poetry. 3 Cr Hr. Course Requirement(s): None.

Registration Type Traditional
Fees N/A
Instructors Barr, Lori
Condit, Lorna
Duration 1/10/2022 - 5/7/2022
Schedule Online  1:21 AM - 1:22 AM;  Marion Technical Col, ONLINE, Room
Prerequisites N/A
Corequisites N/A
Credit Types Credit DevEd Transfer
Class 24 Seats | 10 Remaining
Open (Minimum Met)

Primary population and other student populations allowed to register for this course:
 Primary Population# Others Allowed# Others Registered
Campus  Marion Technical College240
Program  Credit240
College  Arts and Science240
Department  English2414
Population  Semester2414