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English 2359

American Literature before 1865 3-0

CRN 80074
Representative authors and works of American literature from the beginnings through the Civil War.
  • 5 quizzes
  • 2 essays
  • 2 exams
  • Students in this course may not submit a quiz, essay, or exam before any previous submission has been graded and returned.
  • Textbook:

Baym et al., The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1, shorter 8th edition, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-393-91886-1

  • Technical Requirements: Internet access is required for this course.
  • Instructor: Chris Margrave, MA, MFA
  • Tuition: $838.74 (This cost includes the online course fee.)

Acquiring Course Materials

All required and optional course materials for this course are available through the Texas State University BookstoreSelect the current semester, and then select "ODEL" as the Department name. 

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This course is now available online!

To access the course website, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. A $10-per-credit-hour online fee applies.

Before enrolling in this online correspondence self-paced course, take the Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment, which will help you determine if online correspondence self-paced courses are a good fit for you.

Take a look inside this course

You may view the syllabus and a sample of the ENG 2359 online course before enrolling.