ENG 255 American Literature Precolonial to 1865

This course surveys a variety of authors and genres of writing from pre-colonial times through the Civil War. Readings are drawn from works by Native Americans, Spanish, French, and English explorers; Puritans, Revolutionary War leaders, African Americans, Gothic writers, Transcendentalists and abolitionists, and early feminists. Topics for discussion and writing include ways in which both an author's culture as well as historical circumstances, informed the author's work, the work of other authors, and our understanding of who we are as multicultural Americans. Prerequisite: ENG 102 or permission of instructor. Three class hours a week. Competency met: Humanities (6.0); Multicultural Perspective (5.3). 3 credits Fall, Spring

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