American Literature and Culture 1600-1800 2008

Course Description

The course will follow the development of the USA from the colonial period on the fringe of the Western world to its position as a modern super-power by studying fiction from a broad spectre of genres together with factual prose from several historical epochs. The texts will be read in their political and/or historical contexts but will also be discussed as independent works. The majority of the texts will be taken from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment (mid-term examination) will comprise a written or oral examination and / or submissions and will count for 40% of the final grade. The final written examination counts 60%. Both the mid-term and final examination must receive passing marks. Grades will be given on a scale from A to F, where E is the lowest passing grade and F represents a failing grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Ian Harkness <>, last modified Eline Flesjø - 10/02/2012