Schedule of Classes Course Description

Lehman College
Course Prefix: ENG                                     Course Number: 308                                    
Course Title: American Literature
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


American literature to the modern era, emphasizing major writers. The course will deal with such ideas as the frontier, the "promised" land, the rise from rags to riches, the importance of self-reliance, and the love-hate relationship of the races. Readings may include such authors as Franklin, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Frost, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, O'Neill, and Ellison.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of 60 college credits or of two 200-level ENG courses, or Departmental permission.
  • Courses numbered 309-348 offer study of a historical period, genre, author, or literary field that is more intensive than the comparable area in ENG 300-302, ENG 307, and ENG 308, yet broader in scope than courses like ENG 350, 381, 450-460, ENG 463, and ENG 481 that are found under "Tutorials, Seminars, and Honors Work." The particular emphases of a course will vary from semester to semester.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: