(ENGL 361) American Literature from the Beginnings to Mid-Nineteenth Century
Selected literatures from the colonial period through the American Renaissance, including early Native, African-American, and women writers along with Hawthorne, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau and Melville.
|Credit Hours||3.0 Lecture|
Course Learning Outcomes
- Be exposed to a range of early American literary texts.
- Get a sense of the chronological significance of these texts in broader philosophical, political, and historical contexts.
- Understand how aesthetic aims of authors have changed since the earliest writings in America.
- See how those changes still influence our understanding of what “America” means to its citizens and the rest of the world.