ENGL3707American Literature before 1820 (A)3 ch (3C) [W]

A survey of American poetry and prose from colonial times to the early nineteenth century, examining key cultural and historical moments in the development of the United States as a nation. Texts will include contact narratives, Puritan poetry and memoirs, revolutionary-era fiction and plays, and the earliest published work by Native- and African-American writers. NOTE: Students cannot obtain credit for both ENGL 3703 and ENGL 3707.