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

Spring 2006

E 316K • Masterworks of Literature: American (32870-32925)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32870 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
FAC 21
KRUPPA

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

Three one-hour exams and a final three-hour exam (25% each). Short reading quizzes possible that could affect your final average.

Only one unexcused absence allowed from lectures and one from discussion sections - extra absences could affect your final average. Discussion sections are mandatory. The TA in your discussion section has the option of passing out extra materials and giving short quizzes.

Texts

McMichael, ed., Concise Anthology of American Literature, 5th Edition, Macmillan.
Supplemental course packet.

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