[ENGL 196] American Literary Traditions

Introduces students to American texts from the 17th century to the most recent literary periods, with emphasis on broad historical patterns of literary and cultural influence. Each course examines the formation and transformation of literary canons, national traditions, and evolving concepts of artistic value and creativity. As a reading-intensive study of literary texts and their specific historical contexts, this course is appropriate for the general student and also provides groundwork crucial for more advanced English classes.

Course Title

American Literary Traditions

Course Code

ENGL 196



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: English 190 or Comparative Literature 190.


Offered each semester.
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