EN345 Major American Novels and Novelists of the 20th Century
Prerequisite: EN 102. In addition, completion of one 100- or 200-level literature course is recommended.
This course will study major American novelists of the twentieth century and their responses to major themes and events of the century. Through reading and analyzing selected major novels, students will gain an understanding of the novel, of the novelist, and of the twentieth century, both historically and socially. The course examines such themes as the American Dream, the minority experience, women’s rights, and the individual in the business world. It also examines such major events as World War I, prohibition and the "Roaring Twenties," the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. In addition, students will become aware of the major novelists and literary trends in twentieth-century America. A library component is included.
3 Credit Hours