Jul 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 422 - 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature


Units: 4
Historical survey of American literature, 1900 to the present.

Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 4637.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1.  Discuss, in general terms, how selected short stories, novels, poems, plays, and works of literary nonfiction exemplify the historical periods and literary traditions from which they derive.
  2.  Define the principal themes and problems that emerge from studies of representative 20th- and 21st-century American works and discuss–in both oral and written formats–manifestations of those themes and problems within selected works.
  3.  Demonstrate (a) an ability to analyze selected passages of literary texts and (b) an ability to use such analyses both to illuminate and complicate a reading of the texts in which these passages occur.
  4.  Demonstrate an ability to identify, find, and use library resources (books, journals, concordances, lexicons, etc.) that may further the student’s work both in and beyond English 422.
  5.  Understand critical theory and its relationship to literary critiques.




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