"Crime / Justice in American Literature" is a lower division general education course. The development of this course was supported by the SDSU Department of English and Comparative Literature Teaching Fellowship awarded in tandem with the completion of a graduate level Literature Pedagogy course.
General Education Requirement: Foundations
From nineteenth century acts of civil disobedience to twentieth century crimes of passion, this course traces representations of crime and / or justice in American literature. The course introduces both fundamental techniques for the critical study of literature and surveys U.S. American literature from 1850 to the present. The course explores primary genres of literary study including the novel, the essay, short story, poetry, autobiography, drama, graphic fiction, and digital born literature.