Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: LIT                                     Course Number: 233                                    
Course Title: American Stories
Subject: Literature
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course addresses how U.S. literatures shape evolving notions of what it means to be American. Through a variety of literary texts and genres, students will make connections between form, content and meaning while exploring how American literature delineates the capacious and often contested sense of American identity. Topics may include immigration and migration; performance; race, class, and gender; notions of liberty and oppression; place and space. Critical and writing skills will be enhanced through close analysis of texts and the application of basic literary concepts and methods of interpretation.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Literature

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: