Description of course Genetics B/ Lab:
Here's an opportunity to discover the source of familiar quotations like "To be great is to be misunderstood" and "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," to delight in Benjamin Franklin's lucky escape to Philadelphia, and to understand America's continued interest in being "a city upon a hill" nearly 400 years after Winthrop gave his famous speech. Our course will study the American literary experience from the 17th century to the turn of the 20th century and will consider the diverse literary, cultural, and historical contexts creating what we now recognize as a distant "Americanness." Get ready to "meet" some celebrities you've heard so much about: Whitman, Dickinson, and Hawthorne--as well as Douglass, Jacobs, and some pretty intense preachers. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.