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

Summer 2004

E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: American

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
83870 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
PAR 201

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 exams and a final three-hour exam (33% each)
Short reading quizzes are possible and could affect your final average

Only one unexcused absence allowed from lectures and one from discussion sections - extra absences could affect your final average.


McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 4th Edition, (Macmillan) + possible supplements.


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