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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ENG 213 - Literature and Film of the American Frontier

Credit Hour(s): 3
A study of the literature and film of the American West in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with a particular emphasis on the Western and the Anti-western novel, as well as Western and revisionist film. The course examines the shifting concept of frontier consciousness that pervades the American cultural imagination. Texts represent the varying perspectives of Native Americans, slaves, immigrants, and early frontier settlers. Topics include regeneration through violence, masculinity, national identity, memory, landscape and land use, among others. 3 Credit(s).

This course is designated as a sophomore literature course and meets the Literature Liberal Arts Requirement.
If a student takes a second sophomore literature course and earns a “C” or higher in it, the course may be used to fulfill three credits of the Writing Intensive graduation requirement for Ferrum College. A student cannot earn a grade of “C” or higher in this course unless he or she earns a “C” or better on the writing assignments required by the course. Course sometimes taught as an E-Term course.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 102  with a grade of “C” or higher.
Course Session Cycle: ET



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