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ENGL 353 Survey of American Literature

Examines American literary works from the pre-colonial period to the current day, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of American national literature. The course is designed to provide the student with an appreciation of American poetry, fiction, and drama by presenting the achievements of classic American writers in their historical context. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisites: ENGL 110 and ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, or consent of the instructor.