ENGL& 246 American Literature III • 5 Cr.


Surveys 20th-century American literature, emphasizing the expatriates and the experimental. Authors and works vary, but typically include Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, O'Connor, Stevens, Eliot, Roethke, Lowell, Plath, Barth, and Pynchon. Recommended: ENGL& 101 or ENGL 201 or a literature course in the 100 series.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of American history, philosophy, and culture as reflected in the literature.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of varying points of view within this culture, including women and other minority voices whenever possible
  • Identify major themes and ideas
  • Recognize how style relates to content in various writers' works
  • Apply the analytical process to literary works
  • Apply writing skills to analyzing literature