Topics in American Literature

Examines a recurrent theme, symbol, or image in American literature to consider how texts reveal, respond to, and influence change in American culture or society over time. Topics will vary in their specificity and may explore more than one genre, literary-historical period, or non-Western culture. This course exists as both a 200-level course for Core Curriculum students and as a more challenging 300-level course required for English majors and minors and open to other interested students and to those who need upper division credit. Concurrent enrollment in Advanced Writing Tutorial required. Consent of department required. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: 104 or C or higher in 105 or C or higher in 195. LA