Ray Schulte
Office:  SF 122 
Phone: 2903-1111, x 3713 
Email: engl1006@fujens.fju.edu.tw
Classroom: (T) AV 204 / (TH) LB301
T 3:40-4:30 / TH 1:40 - 3:30
Spring 1999

Introduction to Literature

Attendance Texts Reading Journals Grading Policy Plagiarism
     Welcome back to our study of American and British literature!  This semester we will have the same basic course policies and objectives as last semester.  Once again you will be expected to regularly contribute to classroom discussions, make oral presentations, write weekly reading journals, complete three exams, and do various other assignments related to our readings.   Plus you will also be expected to create and present to the class a literature homepage based on one of the texts we read this semester.

     Again this semester our class will be web-assisted so that we can go beyond the walls and boundaries of the traditional classroom.  By using the web, you will have access to many helpful sites about literature on the
World Wide Web; you will be able to freely discuss with your classmates and me the literature that we will read for class; and you will receive specific and helpful instructions and materials that relateto the poems, novel, and play we will read. 


As you know already, I expect you to attend every class session and to come prepared.  Attendance will be taken each class throughout the term.  If you miss more than three classes, your final grade for the course will be lowered.  Please remember: if you are not present, you cannot participate, and participation is necessary in this class.  I expect you to come on time and ready to work.   Coming late to class will lower your final grade.


   Our basic textbook for this class is the eleventh edition of An Introduction to Literature, edited
by Sylvan Barnet, Morton Berman, William Burto, and William E. Cain.  We will also be reading
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.  To help you understand terms and ideas related to literature, you will also need a copy of The Harper Handbook to Literature (second edition).  Besides these texts, we will also have additional reading materials available either on our class website or on handouts.

Reading Journals

         Each week you will be expected to write a journal in which you respond to the reading assignment for that week.  The journals are your chance to give your personal response and understanding of the literature we read.  You may want to present your thoughts about the text, questions that you have, and the results of visiting relevant web sites (at least ONE entry).  You are required to write at least three journal entries online.  If you respond online to other students' online journals, you will receive extra credit.   I will not accept late journals.

Grading Policy

1.)   Reading Journals, homepage, and participation (30%)
2.)   Poetry exam (20%)
3.)   Novel exam (20%) 
4.)   Final exam (30%) 


       Presenting other people's work as though it were your own is a serious mistake.   Plagiarism--whether intentional or unintentional--is not acceptable and will severely lower your grade.  It is essential that you do your own work for this class. 

Tentative Calendar

  March 2     Introductions;  reading poems 

           4   Victorian Monologues 
                Browning "My Last Duchess"  (p. 536) 
                Browning "Porphyria's Lover"  (handout) 
                Tennyson "Ulysses"  (p. 662) 
                C. Rossetti  "After Death"  (handout) 
                Charlotte Mew "The Farmer's Bride" (handout) 

           9      Victorian Monologues 

         11     Romantic Poetry 
                  Keats  "Ode on a Grecian Urn"  (p. 522) 
                  Byron "She Walks in Beauty" (handout) 
                  Shelley "Ozymandias" (p. 590) 

         16      Eighteenth Century Poems 
                 Gray"Ode (On the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub 
                   of Goldfishes)  (handout) 
                 Swift  "A Description of Morning" (handout) 
                 Swift  "On Stella's Birthday" (handout) 
                 Pope  "Essay on Criticism" (ll. 337-393)(handout) 
                   "Essay on Man" (Epistile 1, [10] & Epistle 2 [1])  (handout) 

         18    Eighteenth Century Poems

         23      Seventeenth Century Poetry 
                 Donne  "Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" (p. 651) 
                   "The Flea" (handout) 
                 Herbert "Eater Wings" (handout) 
                 Herrick "Upon Julia's Clothes"  (handout) 
                 Marvell "To His Coy Mistress"  (p.592) 

         25    Seventeenth Century Poetry

         30    Sixteenth Century Poetry: Shakespeare
                   "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day" (handout) 
                   "That Time of Year" (p.650) 
                   excerpts from plays: 
               “I"If I profane with this unworthy hand” from Romeo and Juliet 
              “T "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” from Macbeth 
 April   1     Anonymous Medieval Lyrics and Ballads
                   lyrics: "Western Wind" (p.511) 
                   "Now Goes the Sun Under Wood"”  (handout) 
                   ballads: "Sir Patrick Spence" (p. 641) 
                   "Barbara Allen" (handout) 

            6     No Class: Spring Break 

            8     No Class: Spring Break 

          13     Poetry Exam (it will take two hours) 

          15    Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice 

          20     Pride and Prejudice 

          27      Pride and Prejudice; first group homepage

May    4      Pride and Prejudice; second group homepage

         11      Pride and Prejudice; third group homepage

         18      Pride and Prejudice conclusion; fourth group homepage 

         20      Pride and Prejudice review 

         25      Pride and Prejudice exam  (it will take two hours) 

         27      Death of a Salesman Act I 

June   1      Death of a Salesman  Act II; forth group homepage

          8      Death of a Salesman  ; fifth group homepage

         15     Death of  a Salesman ; sixth group homepage
         17     Death of a Salesman Requiem and review 

         22      Final Exam