Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 367: The American Novel


1 unit
Prerequisites:  Completion with a 2.0 or better of at least three units in English, including one unit numbered ENGL 220 to ENGL 289; or pemission of instructor.
An examination of novels written by Americans over the last two and a half centuries that are interested in the complicated work of telling the truth. These works look squarely at the revelatory beauty and equally revelatory ugliness of being human. They enable readers to confront and attend to worlds that are, at once, alien and familiar. At times, they press language to its outermost limits. Collectively, the novels will enable readers to come to a richer understanding of a particular social issue relevant to their American context. Roberts