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Type A: Humanities - Imagining America: Beginnings to Modernism

English 3611 Imagining America: Beginnings to Modernism
A study of American texts written prior to World War I, in a variety of genres that may include travel literature, oral narratives, drama, poetry, and fiction, with an emphasis on the following questions: How did various authors imagine America prior to World War One? How were the American borders defined with regards to race, gender, class and sexuality? How did American authors shape literary forms? Authors covered may include Washington Irving, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry James.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Two FCEs in English, including at least one half-course at the second-year level, or permission of the Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in English 2601 may not take English 3611 for credit. English 3611 counts toward fulfillment of the Area 2 requirement.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities