ENG 270B: Introduction to Literature: Literary History: American Literature

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

Students will read works by representative American writers, including women and ethnic authors, from the colonial period to the present.


“C” or higher in ENG 100 .

Semester Offered Fall, Spring (every even year)
Diversification: Literatures — DL
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Analyze key aspects of literature, such as how fiction writers use plot, character, setting, point of view, symbolism, and theme, and how poets use imagery, musical devices, diction, form, and tone.
  2. Use common terms and concepts appropriate to the study of literature.
  3. Connect the themes expressed in literature to their own experiences.
  4. Place and explain literary works within their historical and cultural contexts.
  5. Write engaging and well-supported essays using analysis and synthesis to explore literary themes.