ENG2260 American Literature I, Beginnings to 1865 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is a survey in American literature from the beginnings through 1865. The syllabus is therefore designed to introduce students to a variety of different writers—such as Benjamin Franklin, Catharine Sedgwick, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Emily Dickinson—and consider how literature and culture changed from the colonial period through the early national period and the antebellum. In doing so, students will also explore the different forms popular in these periods, from sermons and autobiographies to short stories, poems, and novels.

Prerequisite:
ENG1000, ENG2000, and ENG2100