G-LSUD2 AmLit245 American Literature and Culture: the 17th and 18th centuries

Course type

Required elective


This interdisciplinary course explores the foundations of the American ideology and identity in these two centuries of colonization, expansion and revolution. Through a variety of literary and popular forms, we will trace the emergence of the first modern state and the struggle to consolidate a new polity which would develop into the ideology of the new empire. By the end of the term students: • Will have acquired a basic knowledge of the foundations of American history, literature and culture which were meant to exert their influence on the coming ages • Will be able to trace the development of basic American concepts into the literary and cultural trends of the 21st century. Course textbook and outline / list of readings are available. Information about the course can be found at the university blackboard site. Assessment: Final Exam / term papers for students with special needs.


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.