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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

American Literature Survey: 1900 to Present (ENG-202)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.
May 2013 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define literary canon, including issues of history, culture, race, ethnicity, and gender; identify and analyze fundamental literary elements and devices within a text; utilize a wide range of literary terms relating to literary history; synthesize ideas in literary form and use literary terms in correct historical context; and develop and carry out research-based writings formulated on literary context including locating, evaluating, organizing, and incorporating information; write clear and grammatically correct sentences; and correctly utilize MLA format in all written work.


This self-study course provides students with an overview of the important writers and works of American Literature from World War II to contemporary times. Class discussions focus on nonfiction essays, documents, poems, speeches, and short stories and their relevance to respective historical time periods. Students are responsible for reading required works and choose supplemental readings in a genre of their choice to enhance their literary education. Major topics include: Twentieth Century Literature, Confessional Poetry, Short Stories, Asian American writers, Native American writers, Pulitzer Prize Award Winners, Humor, Modern Memoir, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Popular books, and bestseller lists.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or Literature (6/13) (8/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).