Pretty easy, overall.
The course is very engaging and lively! Professor Hutcheson really helps the students develop their critical thinking to understand and fully appreciate American Literature over the centuries. His analysis of each work is intriguing, and he is very passionate about what he teaches! That passion is what he instills in his students, and he encourages questions and deep thoughts about what makes a particular American Literature piece so memorable and so great! Overall, this class is definitely worth taking!
I learned a great deal from this course, especially about the kinds of literature that has developed over American History, since the colonial period to the modern day, from Thomas Paine to Jhumpa Lahiri. Each class session was enlightening, and in the Seminars, Professor Hutcheson would really encourage engaging the class in participating to share their thoughts without fear of judgment.
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Advice for students:
READ THE READINGS!!! It is important to go over the readings multiple times so that you can be engaged in class! The readings are not too much compared to other classes, and rereading them is important to do well on the analysis portion of the exam! Don't procrastinate on readings, or you'll regret it by the mid-term and the final!