ENGL 224 American Literature to 1900 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines the major literary movements of the period (Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Realism, and Naturalism) as present in the works of writers including Longfellow, Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Whitman, Twain, and James. Annually.
ENGL 225 American Literature from 1900 to 1960 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that looks at the development of American literature in the first half of the twentieth century, starting with Realism and Naturalism and ending with the works of the Beat Generation. Major figures whose works might be examined include Cather, Wharton, Anderson, Frost, O'Neill, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Steinbeck, and O'Connor. Annually.
ENGL 226 Contemporary American Literature 3.0; 3 cr.
A course that examines recent and current trends and movements in American literature, such as Absurdism, Post-Modernism, and ethnic literatures of the United States. Authors studied might include Morrison, Walker, Vonnegut, Heller, and Carver. Annually.