American Literature

  • Name:

    American Literature (ENGL300)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Credits:

    1.0 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    World Literature (ENGL200)

American Literature


This course will survey multiple genres from selected American authors from each of the major periods of American history, beginning with pre-colonial times and continuing into the contemporary era. Grammar studies and vocabulary aquisition will be integrated with composition to produce a variety of writing projects including argumentative and research essays.


What people think about God affects the way they live; how people live, reveals what they think about God. Over the years, Americans have lived lives that reveal all too much about what they think about God. In this course, we will observe how Americans, starting from the beginning of the nation, lived and what they believed, as demonstrated through literature. We will see how history and worldview influence literature and how that same literature then influences the nation! Additionally, we will analyze and critique historical events, worldviews, and literature as it relates to the Word in order to see God’s truth in everything and His plan for everyone!

Join us as we go through history and literature to discover answers to the great question: What makes American Literature American?

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