Office: SF 122
Office Phone: 903-1111, ext. 3713
Tuesday 3:40-4:30/Thursday 1:40-3:30
Classroom Tu AV204 (B)/Th LB301
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[On-Line Jounal For Poems]
[Making Your Homepage!]
| 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, create and present
to the class a literature homepage, and do various other assignments related
to our readings.
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 relate to 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
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee
Williams. 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.
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 credit. I will not accept
1.) Reading Journals, homepage, and participation (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.
Feb. 24 Introductions; reading poems
Mar. 5 Romantic Poetry
Mar. 17 Seventeenth Century Poetry
Mar. 24 Sixteenth Century Poetry: Shakepspeare