HON 332 - The American Experience (4)

Through a reading (and viewing) of classic American works, including the autobiographies of Malcolm X and Richard Rodriguez, the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, the poetry of Emily Dickinson, the novels of Mark Twain, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton and Saul Bellow, the films and plays of Frank Capra and Sam Shepard and the painting of Edward Hopper, this seminar explores fundamental themes, tensions and values in U.S. culture. Offered every Spring.