Spring 2019 - I am a South Campus major and took this class as a GE. I have never really took interest or appreciated American Literature until I took this class! Professor Hyde definitely knows her stuff and is VERY PASSIONATE about not only what the class curriculum means to her, but what it means to her students. She is very flexible with the readings and treats the class as colleagues where she encourages the class to help structure some aspects of the syllabus and is very understanding of our student lives outside the classroom so during finals or midterms she is willing to restructure some of the more demanding assignments. Weekly responses on readings are doable and she leaves room for busy schedules. Biggest grade is the final paper, but no need to worry-- the grade is broken down into outline, peer-review, and final paper--of which is all worked on within the quarter so you can save the night-before essay for another class ! Overall, great class and would take again!