Introduction to American Literature

English 1310
Various Instructors
  • Section 1: MWF 11-11:50
  • Section 2: MWF 10-10:50
  • Section 3: TTh 12:30-1:45
  • Section 12: Online

All sections of English 1310 offer students an introduction to the concepts, terms, and practices commonly encountered in literary study, presented by way of texts from the history of American literature that appropriately demonstrate such concepts, terms, and practices. The goals of this course are: 1) to provide broad exposure to a national literary tradition across its history 2) to introduce the major forms of literary expression: drama, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction 3) to introduce tools for interpretation, including beginning critical and interpretive vocabulary and 4) to develop skills in literary interpretation and argumentation.