English 100

Junior Seminar: Mark Twain

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Spring 2006 Starr, George A.
Starr, George
MWF 1-2 109 Wheeler

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"Reading, discussion, and writing about the works, life and times of Mark Twain. The primary texts will include a selection of short stories and sketches by Mark Twain and earlier humorists of the ""Old Southwest"" and the West; The Innocents Abroad; Roughing It; the first half of Life on the Mississippi; Huckleberry Finn; A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court; Pudd'nhead Wilson; and Number 44 The Mysterious Stranger. Writing will normally consist of midterm and final essays of 6-8 pp. each, although under some circumstances a single term paper of 12-16 pages will be possible. Depending on enrollment, each student will be responsible for organizing and leading class discussion (probably teamed with another student) once during the semester. There will be no quizzes or exams, but seminar attendance and participation will be expected, and will affect grades. "

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