AML 2070 – Survey of American Literature

General Education Credit: H
High School Credit: 0.5


Course Instructor: Linda Stanley
Linda Stanley, Ph.D.
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About The Course

This course provides an overview of American literature from pre-colonization to the present. It takes a historical approach that positions the literature in relationship to a socio-historical framework, aiming to examine not only the texts themselves but the circumstances from which they arise.

Course Goals

  1. To provide a broad introduction to the development of a uniquely American body of literature, placing that development within its historical contexts.
  2. To develop critical thinking about ideals of identity and difference, as well as about the inclusion or exclusion of texts from the mainstream category “literature.”
  3. To increase understanding of the nature of a “national literature” and its role in the sociopolitical environment of the nation.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: English