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E 338 : American Lit: From 1865 to Present (Online)

Course Description

English 338 surveys American literature from the post-Civil War period to the present. This course is divided into three units, each of which focuses upon a specific period in American literary thought and expression. The lessons within each unit are designed to cultivate an approach to reading that regards each text as the writer's attempt to answer - or perhaps better to understand - an urgent question entailed in the intellectual, material, and experiential character of her or his age.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
A survey of major writers, poetry, and prose.

3 college credit hours.

University of Texas at Austin Prerequisites
UT Students: Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or Rhetoric.

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
10 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Technology Requirements
High-speed internet access for watching streaming videos.

Texbook(s) and Materials
McMichael, G. & Leonard, J.S. (2011). Anthology of American Literature, Vol. II (10th ed.). Boston: Longman.
ISBN 9780205779369

Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, any ed.

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, any ed.

Lorrie Moore, Who Will Run the Frog Hospital, any ed.

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


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