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E 316K : Masterworks of Lit: American (Online)

Texas Common Number : ENGL2326

Course Description

3 college credit hours

In this online class, students read and analyze American literature. The course surveys a wide sampling of American writers, poets, and traditions, including the narratives of early American explorers; Mark Twain; F. Scott Fitzgerald; Zora Neale Hurston and other writers of the Harlem Renaissance; William Faulkner; and contemporary writers such as Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Dagoberto Gilb.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
Introduction to masterpieces of literary tradition, emphasizing historical, generic, and thematic connections.

Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.

Graded Assessments
13 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
McQuade et. al. The Harper Single Volume American Literature, 3rd ed. Longman, 1999,
ISBN 0-321-01269-0

F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby, any ed.

Course Fees (exam proctoring fees may apply and are not included)


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