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2023-2024 Catalog 
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ENG 222 - The American Novel

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. 

Study representative novels of the United States from the 19th century to the present. Discuss matters of theme and style as well as developments in the form of the novel. Explore major cultural and literary currents reflected in the works.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 /ENG 101A  or permission of the department chair. 

Crosslisted: Also offered as ENG 222H ; credit is not given for both ENG 222 and ENG 222H .

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the elements of the American novel from its beginning to the present;
  2. Explain the themes and approaches characteristic of the American novel;
  3. Analyze and evaluate representative American novels;
  4. Explain the relationship of the novels to their intellectual, social, and cultural backgrounds;
  5. Identify and trace the changes in novelistic form and techniques;
  6. Write analytically about American novels;
  7. Practice close textual analysis through the application of critical reading skills.