American Masterpieces

About This Course

Course Name/Code: American Masterpieces, HUEN 232

Catalog Description: A survey of the major works of American prose and poetry from colonial times to the present.

Prerequisites: HUEN 121 and HUEN 122

Credits: 3

Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)

Course Workload Preview

The following preview of anticipated course workload is subject to instructor change.

  • Participate on a weekly basis in class discussion.
  • Read the assigned selections in the anthology.
  • Take approximately 4 quizzes for each historical period/unit (18 for the course).
  • Take four final tests and one final examination.
  • Read a play, a novel, or a sampling of poetry by an American writer and write a literary analysis about some aspect of the work.
  • Respond to the focus questions/study guide for each author and/or work assigned.