ENG 308 American Literature

American literature to the modern era, emphasizing major writers. The course will deal with such ideas as the frontier, the "promised" land, the rise from rags to riches, the importance of self-reliance, and the love-hate relationship of the races. Readings may include such authors as Franklin, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Frost, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, O'Neill, and Ellison. 

Credits:

3

Hours

3

Requirement Designation

Regular Liberal Arts

Offered

Fall-Spring

Prerequisite

Departmental permission.

Notes

Note: Courses numbered 309-348 offer study of a historical period, genre, author, or literary field that is more intensive than the comparable area in ENG 300-302, 307, and 308, yet broader in scope than courses like ENG 350, 381, 450-460, 463, and 481.