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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Summer 2006

E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84415 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
PAR 105

Course Description

This course is a historically arranged survey of American masterworks, from the 17th through the 20th century, including writers such as Bradstreet, Franklin, Edwards, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Eliot, Williams, and Frost. Besides considering the works in terms of literary artistry, this course traces the development of major literary forms, themes, and historical and cultural trends reflected in the literature.

Grading Policy

Two one-hour exams and a final three-hour exam (33% each).
We may have short reading quizzes that could affect your final average.
Only one unexcused absence allowed from class - extra absences could affect your final average.


McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 5th Edition, Macmillan.
Supplemental packet.


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