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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

American Literature: Historical Fiction ENG 110


Varies; offered as a stand alone proficiency examination or self-study format.  

CIS authorized proctor sites and online.

April 2023 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define historical fiction  and its purpose; recognize what a literary theme is and how to identify a theme; assess the significance of a character and how the character relates to an American historical novel’s theme; determine how to analyze a historical novel’s structure, setting, style, and imagery; and identify a range of literary devices employed in American historical fiction.


Course topics include literary styles and themes within the context of American historical fiction. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret American historical fiction, including character analysis, structure, setting, style, and imagery. Forms of assessment include a multiple choice exam along with an essay assignment.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree, 3 semester hours in American Literature (2/23).