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E 337 : American Lit: From Begin to 1865 (Online)

Course Description

3 college credit hours

In this course, students survey significant texts in the American literary and cultural tradition from the Colonial period through the Civil War. This course is historical in its conception and, therefore, emphasizes an historical approach to the material. This approach - designed to cultivate historically-committed interpretation - regards writers as producers of time and place-specific cultural work and treats their texts as enactments of that work.

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

Nine semester hours of coursework in English or Rhetoric and Writing.

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
6 essay assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials
McMichael, G. & Leonard, J.S. (2011). Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1 (10th ed.). Boston: Longman.
ISBN 9780321916815

Foster, H.W. (1987). The Coquette. New York: Oxford University Press.
ISBN 9780195042399

Melville, H. Benito Cereno, any edition.

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


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