Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

AMS 242 - From Puritan Diaries to Oprah’s Book Club: Readers and Writers in American History (4 Cr.)

(HIS 242)(ENG 242)
Using insights gleaned from various disciplines, this course examines the history of reading
and writing in America. In particular, we will study how written texts are produced, disseminated,
and consumed. Topics include Indians and the discovery of print; the sentimental
novel; slave narratives; religious readers; the making of an American literary canon; comic
books in modern America; and, of course, Oprah’s book club. Prerequisites: sophomore
standing or   or   . Hale. Offered Spring 2008 and alternate years.