Close analysis of representative texts (poetry, drama, fiction) designed to develop art of lively, responsible reading through class discussion and writing of papers. Attention to literary design and critical method.
Broad survey of American writers in Colonial, Revolutionary, and Republican periods.
American writers to 1865. Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and two or three additional major writers.
American writers 1865-1914: Twain, Dickinson, James, and two or three additional major writers.
American writers since 1914: Faulkner, Hemingway, Eliot, Frost, and two or three additional major writers.
Survey of representative nineteenth century American novels, with emphasis on works of Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, James, and Dreiser.
American fiction since 1900, including such writers as Dreiser, Lewis, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Bellow.
Acquaints the student with contemporary studies of the nature of language in general and of the English language in particular.
Historical and structural analysis of English language in the stages of its development. Political and social events affecting development of language; interrelationship of language and literature; evolution of modern phonology and syntax.
Continuation of ENG-W131 with emphasis on writing from secondary sources: research, evaluation of evidence, and documentation. This course is usually taught as a fully online course.