Dec 01, 2021  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog
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ENG 232 American Literature II (3 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: Take One: ENG 112 , ENG 113 or ENG 114  
Corequisites: None
This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.


  1. Describe, analyze, interpret, and evaluate features of literary texts in several genres, applying appropriate literary and cultural terms.
  2. Critically analyze and interpret American literature from 1865 to the present within historical and cultural contexts.
  3. Write critical essays about American literature that integrate primary and secondary sources using MLA documentation and standard academic written conventions.

This course has been identified as a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course under the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students completing courses designated as UGETC, with a C or higher, will receive equivalent general education course credit for those courses at the receiving UNC institution.

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