American Literature 2

ENG 2421 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Quarter
Description Examines the continuing themes of the nature of the American dream and the desire to create a distinctly American literature, beginning with the poetry of Dickinson and Whitman. Nineteenth-century American authors considered the nature of the individual and the American’s connection to nature. The city and its opportunities and dangers are explored by the naturalists such as Dreiser, Norris, and London. Realists studied and revealed life in the American West (Twain, Cather, and Harte) as well as the rural life that was changing in East Coast towns (Jewett, Freeman).


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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