E s316K • Masterworks of Literature: American
10:00 AM-11:30 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 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.