E 348 - The Twentieth-Century Short Story

Course Availability
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee
E 348 The Twentieth-Century Short Story Online $550.00
Class Description:

This course has two principal objectives. The first is to introduce you to a selection of famous American short story writers. The second is to cultivate your facility with a systematic way of approaching the reading of texts and the construction of interpretive arguments about their narrative attributes and content. This course offers an approach to inventing interpretive projects based upon the relationship between "narrative projects" and "ideas." Each lesson is organized to take you systematically through this interpretive approach -- to instruct you to look for certain things in a text and then to do specific analytic work with your observations.

View a detailed course description of E 348.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in a proctored location, with arrangements to be made by the student. Exam proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Graded Assessments
  • 12 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)
Textbook(s) and Materials
  • Bausch, R., & Cassill, R. V. (Eds.). The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Full 7th ed. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 2006. ISBN: 9780393926118

Official UT Austin Course Description: 
Extensive readings and analyses of stories by major modern writers such as Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Chekhov, and Kafka, as well as contemporary writers.

Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or 603B, Comparative Literature 315, or Tutorial Course 603B.

This course may fulfill a degree requirement. If you are a UT Austin student, contact your UT Austin advisor. If you are not a UT Austin student, contact the University Extension advisor.

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