UNCP5531: Five Heroic Americans

Robert Farrell, S.J.

English faculty


This course will examine the writings of two American women and three American men whose intellectual and spiritual gifts have enriched our heritage.

Participants will read and reflect upon:

        Thoreau's Journals;

        Poems by Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost;

        Essays by Emerson;

        Selections from Mary Rowlandson's account of her capture by the Quabog Indians.

Students will discuss their observations in light of the four concerns of the Capstone program:



        Civic responsibility;


Each class will begin with a quiz on the week's readings.