Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Sep 25, 2022  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

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

(HIS 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 HIS 210  or HIS 111 (course now inactive). Spring semester. Hale.