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Contemporary American Fiction (1945 to Present)

Course NumberLIT 276W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: A "C" grade or better in a college level composition II course or permission of instructor. Studies trends, techniques, and themes in recent American novels and short stories. Requires reading, analyzing, and critiquing works of modern writers. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify and list significant American fiction since 1945.
  1. Cite verbally and in writing major writers and their works (short stories, novels).

Analyze several works of fiction.
  1. Discuss meaningfully novels and short stories.

Interpret several works of fiction.
  1. Discuss verbally and in writing the meanings of various texts.

Recognize the historical and literary context of contemporary fiction.
  1. Compare at least one work of contemporary fiction to a work of pre-contemporary fiction.
  2. Locate at least one work of contemporary fiction in its historical context, using research and composition skills.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.
  1. Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  2. Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

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