4 Credit Hours
This class will focus on literature based in Minnesota, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes and sometimes as the nation's icebox. Likely works that will be covered include F. Scott Fitzgerald's ST. PAUL STORIES, the nature writing of Sigurd Olson, Bill Holm's essays about living in rural Minnesota, Tim O'Brien's haunting depiction of a veteran's experience in the Lake of the Woods, and Kao Kalia Yang's description of Hmong immigrants in THE LATE HOMECOMER. Each of these writers incorporates a sense of place into their work, and each text offers unique viewpoints on culture, identity, and our connection to the land. The writing load for this course is a minimum of 15 pages of formal revised writing. Prerequisite: ENGL 121.