About ENGS 023 C

Selected texts from the beginnings to the Civil War. Explores periodization, genre, key terms and concepts through close reading and critical analysis. Fulfills major requirements; open to non-majors.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

A survey course transversing the 19th century in American literature. Students will encounter classic American literature authors from the period, such as Emerson, Thoreau, Fuller, Melville, Dickinson, Whitman and Poe, as well as authors from outside the mainstream, such as Native American and slave narratives.

Section Expectation

Students will be expected to read the material, attend the class--whether remotely or in person--and participate in discussion with each other and the instructor.


A 15-minute oral presentation, a summary write-up of this presentation, final take-home exam.

Course Dates



Lafayette Hall L300 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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