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Syllabus Exchange

Welcome to the Syllabus Exchange of the Western Literature Association! We hope you’ll find this collection an inspiring resource for teaching western American literature and culture.


Please understand that the syllabi shared on this site are publications, protected by Fair Use laws. If you wish to borrow ideas, you should credit the author on your syllabus.


Example: “Adapted from Shirley Lang’s Ethnic West course at Great Plains University, made available through the Online Syllabus exchange at westernlit.org.”


In the spirit of collegiality, we invite you to thank instructors whose syllabi you find helpful and to join the Western Literature Association.


Send questions, comments, and especially syllabi to wlasyllabi@gmail.com.

—Cheryll Glotfelty, editor
—Matt Lavin, associate editor


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GRADUATE COURSES

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

The American West

Popular Westerns and Cowboys

Western Film and Photography

Native American Literature and Culture

Identity, Ethnicity, and Gender

Literature and the Environment

The West in American and Global Contexts

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Southwest

Pacific Northwest

California

Nevada

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INTRODUCTORY WRITING COURSES

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UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

The American West

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Popular Westerns and Cowboys

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Western Film and Photography

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Native American Literature and Culture

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Identity, Ethnicity, and Gender

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Literature and the Environment

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The West in American and Global Contexts

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PLACE FOCUSED

Southwest

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Pacific Northwest

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California

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Nevada

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MONTANA

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Great Plains

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