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LIT 112A - American Literature through 1865

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: LIT 112A or LIT 112AH)

This course explores a range of American literature, with a focus on major texts and writers from early settlement to 1865. Representative writers include Bradstreet, Bradford, Franklin, Douglass, Paine, Lincoln, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Melville, and Dickinson. Course reading and writing assignments explore major cultural and historical themes, including the pre-colonial exploration of the Americas, Native American literary contributions, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, transcendentalism, and romanticism. This course is designed for students interested in exploring various genres of literature or learning more about cultural expression in the Americas, and students majoring in English or liberal studies.

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