Course Highlight: Thoreau

This Spring, students have the opportunity to learn about “the Thoreau you don’t know,” deep-diving into the works of Thoreau, and exploring the ways in which his remarkable literary career intersected with his famously reclusive personal life. In this course, students will study Thoreau’s twenty-year literary career and his various social and political philosophies.  

In particular, students will read and discuss Thoreau’s Walden project, social reform essays like “Civil Disobedience,” travel narratives from the Maine Woods and Cape Cod, natural history essays, and selections from his poetry and journal. 

This course fulfills the ENG C: Literature 1789—Present requirement for the English major and the Old Major, as well as credits for the English minor

Course Details: 
ENG 479 — Major Authors: Henry Thoreau 
CRN 31277 

For more information, contact William Rossi. Be sure to check with your English advisor to see how this course fits with your Spring 2020 class schedule!