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 selected American authors, being race and gender-inclusive, in relationship to the major periods of American history. Works will span from pre-colonial times to contemporary, including multiple genres of both prose and poetry. Grammar and vocabulary will be integrated with composition to produce various essays, including argumentative and research essays.


Do you love to read? Have you always thought of yourself as a decent writer? Is group discussion right up your alley? If you answered yes to these questions, then you will love ENGL 300 - American Literature. Come join us!

But what if you answered no? What if reading and writing aren’t your cup of tea? Why would you want to take American Literature? I am so glad you asked! You want to take this class because it will definitely prepare you for college. You will read texts that you will encounter again in college. You will write papers and receive individualized feedback and instruction - all designed to mimic the same papers you will be writing in college. You will participate in group discussions where you will meet and converse with classmates from all over the world. Talk about a global experience!!

Along the way, you just might discover that you do like to read and that you are a decent writer! What a discovery that would be - one that makes the American Literature journey worth taking! I hope to see you in American Literature!

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