American Literature Since the Civil War
Three Credit Hours
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Instructor: Fatima Lim-Wilson (Biography)
Contact with me must occur on a regular basis. All contact may be made via the Internet. I respond quickly to e-mail, so contact me whenever you have questions. You can expect to hear back from me within 24 hours Monday through Friday and 48 hours on weekends and holidays. Handing in your assignments on time each week also constitutes regular contact, so no additional email may be necessary.
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This course examines the rapid social and technological changes that have taken place in American culture during the mid-to-late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and how these upheavals have been expressed in our nation's literature. (Student Note 1: This is a required course for students enrolled into the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. This course may be completed to meet a General Education literature and humanities requirement or taken as an elective.) This course has been evaluated by the American Council on Education. Credit Recommendation - at the lower division Baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or Humanities.
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As the United States of America was changing after the Civil War socially and politically, great changes were taking place in the literary world as well. Frank Norris, an American Naturalist author stated, “The function of a novelist . . . is to comment upon life as he sees it.” Notions about what literature...