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Raritan Valley Community College    
  Feb 20, 2018
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 221 - American Literature: Colonial through the Civil War

(3,0) 3 Credits
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course examines the diverse literature of early America, such as Native American literature, the literature of exploration and settlement, slave narratives, abolitionist and suffrage literature, Enlightenment writing, Transcendentalist writing, and Gothic literature. Authors may include Anne Bradstreet, Washington Irving, Mary Rowlandson, Jonathan Edwards, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Jefferson, Harriet Jacobs, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. Students consider such issues as class, race, religion, and gender through the texts. The Honors Option is available for this course.

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