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American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Civil War
ENGL 203
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 155

This course traces the rise of American literature from 16th-century narratives of exploration and conquest to the mid-19th century. We will situate texts within the context of major social and cultural transformations. We will read such writers as Christopher Columbus, Cabeza de Vaca, John Winthrop, Capt. John Underhill, Mary Rowlandson, Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, Tom Paine, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville.

Essential Capabilities:
Interpretation (we will engage in close and contextual readings of complex literary and ideological texts) and Ethical Reasoning (we will consider ethical perspectives formulated in American literature).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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