ENGL 201 - American Texts and Contexts
An introduction to American literature exploring the relations among key texts and various contexts, both critical and historical. The course engages a wide range of issues in American literary history, from the age of discovery through the colonial period and Revolution to debates over slavery and race in the decades before and after the Civil War. The diverse authors studied include Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Ouloudah Equiano, Phillis Wheatley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Mark Twain. Required of all majors, normally in the first or sophomore year.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Junior, Senior
Restrictions: Not open to students who have completed ENGL 209, ENGL 243, or ENGL 244
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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