ENG 237 : Working-Class Literature

Introduces U.S. and global literature by and/or about the working class.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Analyze literature to identify the differences and similarities in working-class experiences across time and national contexts.
  • Identify recurring themes within working-class literature both within and across national contexts.
  • Identify differences in style and form in working class literature that are shaped by national status, traditions, and/or cultures.
  • Identify the variety of contexts—historical, cultural, sociological, and political—under which literature is produced and distributed.
  • Produce critical, reflective, and/or creative writing about working-class literature.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT.

Course Adoption Date

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Grading Options

Letter Grades


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