American Literature 1

ENG 2420 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Offers students an opportunity to examine the roots of American thought and culture to reach a broad understanding of many of the major currents of contemporary American thought. Covers the sermons of Edwards; the autobiography of Franklin; the captivity narratives of Rowlandson and Equiano; the Transcendental musings of Emerson and Thoreau; the stories of Hawthorne and Melville; and the poetry of Bradstreet, Wheatley, and Taylor. These works helped shape the direction of American literature.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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