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English 4553

20th-Century U.S. Fiction


Credit hours: 3
GEC categories:
Prerequisites: Two English courses at the 2000 level or above.

Text Books:

Title Author(s) Publisher ISBN
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 0684800713
Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner 0679732187
White Noise Don DeLillo 0143105981
Beloved Toni Morrison 1400033411

Example Syllabus:
Website: https://english.osu.edu/people/jones-0

Course Objectives: This course introduces students to major authors of 20th-century U.S. fiction. It explores a wide range of historical, cultural, and artistic perspectives, focusing on novels by some of the most widely influential authors of the century.

Course Content: Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises 0684800713; William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom! 0679732187; Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony 0140086838; Don DeLillo, White Noise 0143105981; Toni Morrison, Beloved 1400033411; and selected short stories.

Method of Presentation: Group discussion, mini-lectures, and peer review of student essays.

Method of Evaluation: Two essays, pop quizzes, final exam, and active participation in class discussion.


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