Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course is a survey of American literature from its beginning to the late 19th Century, including representative works from the Colonial Period (1588-1765), the New Republic (1765-1829), the American Renaissance (1829-1860), and the beginnings of Realism (1860-1880). In this class students read and discuss the authors of these periods, addressing relevant social, political, cultural, and religious issues. The students critically analyze in essays, exams, and research papers, the authors, specific works, and other topics as assigned. Classroom activities include lectures and discussions of the principal authors and works. Selected representative readings are required.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):