English 80 syllabus mock - Winter 2015 English 80 Major...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Professor: Vincent Tran Email: [email protected] Office: Humanities A97 Office Hours: T/TR 3-4 pm Class: T/TR 1:30-2:40 pm Course description: American literature has been evolving since the birth of America as its own nation; novels such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Catcher in the Rye have effected and influenced the society of America. In this course, we will be focusing on what makes an author as well as a novel, American; what values or insights within the book that qualify it as a major and American. We will be lightly touching the surface of American literature in the pre 1900s era as we will be concentrating on studies on what we consider American about literature in the 20 th and 21 st centuries. Lecture will consist of close readings on each literary work, digging deeply to find the American qualities of each one. Required texts: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 978-0486440286 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 978- 0486280615 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 978-0743273565 Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 978-0316769488 The Road by Cormac McCarthy 978-0307387899 One More Thing by BJ Novak 978-0385351836 Course Reader UCLA bookstore Schedule: Week 1: Winter 2015 English 80: Major American Authors
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Tues: Read to page 100 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Thurs: Read to page 200 of Uncle Tom’s Cabin Week 2: Tues: Finish Uncle Tom’s Cabin Thurs: Read “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Eve’s diary” (both in course reader) First paper is due Sunday Night 11:59 pm Week 3: Tues: Read to page 110 of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Thurs: Finish Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Week 4: Tues: Read Walt Whitman section of Course reader, “O Captain! O Captain!,” “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” “A Glimpse,” and “A Riddle Song” Thurs: Read chapters 1-4 of The Great Gatsby Week 5: Tues: Read chapters 5-end of The Great Gatsby Thurs: Read to page 50 of the Catcher in the Rye , note that second paper is due Friday 11:59 pm on turnitin, ask Section leaders for method to turn in to them Week 6: Tues: Read to page 150 of Catcher in the Rye Thurs: Finish Catcher in the Rye Week 7: Tues: Read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, and Billy Collins’ poems (“Four Moon Planet,” “Forgetfulness,” “Aimless Love”) in the course reader Thurs: Billy Collins’ poems (“Books,” “Boyhood,” “The Next Poem,” “Her,” “Genius,” “Ballistics”) Third paper is due Sunday Night at 11:59 pm
Image of page 2
Week 8: Tues: Read to page 100 of The Road Thurs: Read to page 200 of The Road Week 9: Tues: Finish The Road Thurs: Read to page 100 of One More Thing Week 10: Tues: Read to page 200 of One More Thing Thurs: Finish One More Thing and remember that the Final Exam will be next week on Tuesday from 12-3 pm Assignments and grade breakdown: Paper 1 on Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Americans before Civil War): 10% Paper 2 on any work read from week 3 to week 5: 10% Paper 3 comparison b/w a poem by BC and by WW: 20% Discussion/section: 25% Final exam: 30% Classroom etiquette: It is expected that in class you respect each other and do not disturb others around you. Any unnecessary noises or disturbances will not be tolerated. But, questions as well as thoughts are
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern