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Spring 2011  American Literature II (3 units)

Section # 4380     Class Begins January 24, 2011

Course Description

Introduces and deepens appreciation of the diverse literatures of North America from post-Civil War days to the present.

Recommended Prep:   Must complete ENG 200 with a minimum grade of C.

  • Instructor:  Lynn Haggitt
  • Email:
  • After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: see list below:
Free Online will be posted in the classroom or you can purchase Used or New.  All books are also on reserve in Main Campus Library.
Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn (novel) purchase
Henry James The Turn of the Screw (novel) purchase
Stephen Crane The Red Badge of Courage (novel) purchase
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg Ohio (novel) purchase
Robert Frost The Road Not Taken (Poems) (posted in class)
F. S. Fitzgerald Short Stories (posted in class)
Jack London Short Stories (posted in class)
William Faulkner Short Stories (posted in class)
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie (short play) purchase
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman  (short play) purchase
Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun  (short play) posted in class
Eugene O’Neill (short play) posted in class
Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea (novel) purchase
Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird (novel) purchase
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week reading, working on assignments, and participating in online class discussions.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (1/24) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: Each week a reading followed by a written assignment, plus participation in a weekly discussion board.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have  high speed Internet access (dial up not recommended), an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021045
Username = joga21045

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411