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English (ENGL)

ENGL 492 (AM ST 476, WMNST 491) American Women Writers (3) A study of selected American women writers.

ENGL 492 (AM ST 476, WOMST 492) American Women Writers (3)

A study of selected women writers, this course provides the opportunity to study writing by American women from an historical perspective and to explore the views these women have of themselves as artists. The course will concentrate on a careful reading of works by a variety of authors. It will raise the question of the role that gender--as well as other differences such as race, class, and ethnicity--play in the selection of literary forms and the development of character, theme, symbol, and rhetorical strategy. It will also explore the dimensions American women have brought to the American literary tradition. The course satisfies the area requirement in culture for American Studies majors and is open to all majors meeting the prerequisite requirements. The course will be offered once every two years and enrollment is 25.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 6 credits of ENGL

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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