Survey of American Literature II

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
2 semester hours credit

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course is a survey of American literature and literary philosophies from the Civil War to the present. AML 2020 fulfills 6,000 words of the Gordon Rule writing requirement.

Course Details


Grades of ā€œCā€ or higher in ENC 1101-1102


Amie Myers


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Levine, Robert S., et al. Norton Anthology of American Literature: 1865 to Present, 10th ed.  Vol. C-E (Package 2), W.W. Norton Publishing, ISBN: 9780393884432.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

H-1 Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2 Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music)

H-3 Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music)

H-4 Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film and/or music


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Identify and examine general plots, themes, conflicts, and unique characteristics of selected American literary masterpieces.

Understand general historical events occurring during the time in which the authors wrote.

Perform critical and analytical writing.

Identify and evaluate human values embodied in literature.

H-1,2,3; C-5

H-2; C-5

H-3,4; C-1, 2, 3, 4, 5; T-2,3

H-2,4,5; C-5; SS-6

Tests, Final Exams, Writing Assignments, Documented Essays, Homework



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all the assignments in the text as listed on the syllabus.
  • Read outside material, as assigned for class discussion and/or writing assignments.
  • Write 5 essays, using correct MLA documentation.
  • Write 2 exams, mid-term and non-cumulative final.
  • Participate in class discussions.
  • Maintain a reader response journal.


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