This course will provide students with a variety of perspectives on American literature by focusing on specific periods, aesthetic movements and/or developments. Content and focus will vary from section to section, but recent offerings have included Sympathy and Sentiment; The American Road; Civil Rights Literature; Realism and Modernism; American Comedy; and Environmental Literature After Thoreau. Prerequisites: ENGL 204 and one of the following: ENGL 281, 282, 283, or permission of the instructor. Recommended: ENGL 281 (for topics before 1700), ENGL 282 (for topics after 1800), or ENGL 283 (for topics after 1900).
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Studies in American Literature