ENGL258C: American Literature, Origins to Civil War

Credits 3 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
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Surveys the works of American literature from its pre-Colonial influences through the Civil War, emphasizing themes that have contributed to the development of an American consciousness. By reading closely and analyzing critically, students explore these works from various literary periods and movements in relation to their cultural, social, historical, political, and aesthetic contexts.


Students are required to pass prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher. Exceptions apply; please consult your department chair.