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

Spring 2009

E 379S • War, Literature and the Arts

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34640 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 210
Hinojosa-Smith, R

Course Description

As part of our University-directed self-assessment project, the English Department has initiated an ePortfolio program for English majors. You will be asked to submit, in electronic form, two documents--a one page essay on the English major and a copy of your final paper for the seminar. Additionally, you will be asked to complete a brief four question survey. During the semester, you will receive details from your instructor or from the English Department on completing the survey and submitting the documents on your senior seminar's Blackboard website.

Each novel reveals the changing faces of war beginning with the world's first "Total War" (the Civil War) followed by The War to End All Wars (World War I), The War Against Fascism (World War II), The First United Nations War (Korea), The War of Internal U.S. Division (Vietnam), and the subsequent effects on combatants.

Grading Policy

This is a substantial writing component course; SWC courses require no less than 4,000 words per semester; toward this end, the instructor will provide words and phrases that can be deleted to tighten the students' writing and style. Clarity is also an objective to be reached through standard use of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.Six papers of no less than 750 words each-- literary criticism of assigned novels (comparison/contrast; characterization/etc.)-- will determine 100% of the course grade.

Papers turned in a Thursday or a Friday will be returned on the first class meeting of the following week.


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