E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: American
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
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.
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.