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

Fall 2004

E 316K • Masterworks of Literature: World

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32565 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
MEZ 1.306

Course Description

This is a course in early Classics—Classics of the West, of Africa, of the Middle East, of the Far East. We will read nothing written after 1600. Class lectures will tell you how and why the selections are Classics--that is, how they influence your culture. It will take you several weeks to figure out what is meant by "Classics." You will have to stay ahead of me in the readings. I will start slowly and be flying through the readings

Grading Policy

Attendance and quizzes 33%
Mid-term essay 33%
Final exam 33%

An average of three areas, each of which counts 1/3 of your final grade: Attendance and quizzes, mid-term essay, final exam. To receive an "A", you must have an "A" in all three areas; same for a "B". If you fail any area, you fail the class. More than two missed classes and your attendance grade is reduced by one full grade.


Norton Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed. Volume A
Timaeus and Critias, ed. Desmond Lee
Simdoata, ed/ D.T. Niame Xerox packet (at IT Copy and Printing, corner of MLK and Lavaca)


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