Independent Study in American Literature (3,3)
Independent study in directed readings.
Available only by special arrangement.
Survey of American Literature (3)
prepares students to study and design surveys in American literature. This course
satisfies the Teaching Classics portion of the one-year master of arts program.
Slave Narratives (3)
This course surveys slave narratives and prepares teaching
professionals for designing surveys in slave narratives. This satisfies the Teaching Classics
portion of the one-year master of arts (M.A.) program, but it is also open to general M.A. students.
Urban Literature and Poetry (3)
This course surveys the vibrant intersection of urban
culture, literature, poetry, and performance.
Studies in American Literature (3,3)
Selected major writers seen in their historical or intellectual relationships.
American Literature to 1900 (3)
Selected major authors, such as Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, and James.
Twentieth-Century American Fiction (3)
Selected works of modern and contemporary American writers.
Twentieth-Century American Poetry (3)
Major American poets of the 20th century.
Modern American Drama (3)
Selected major playwrights, such as Odets, O'Neill, Williams, Miller, Albee, Kushner, and Parks.
Recent American Writing (3)
Studies of contemporary literature in selected genres.
Studies in African-American Literature (3)
Study of major black poets, fiction writers, and dramatists.
The American Child in Literature and Culture (3)
Literary views of childhood and youth in the context of American nationhood, with attention to innocence, protection, violence, diversity, and citizenship.
Literature of Adolescence (3)
Literary, cultural, and historical constructions of adolescence in a range of literature written for young readers.
Literary Inventions of Adolescence (3)
Analysis of the growth of the adolescent figure in fiction of the 20th and early 21st centuries.
Studies in Children's Literature (3)
Selected topics in children's literature.
Special Topics in American Literature (3,3)
Readings in a specific field chosen by the instructor.