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Unformatted text preview: ENGLISH 1BLITERATURE AND COMPOSITION SPRING SEMESTER 2008 Instructor: Dr. Mary Ann Leiby Office: H 121-D Phone: 310-660-3183 Section: 6419 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Room: H 103 Web Site: http://www.elcamino.edu/Faculty/mleiby/index.html Email: mleiby@elcamino.edu (Please use your ECC email account.) Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:45 a.m. 1:15 p.m. (H 121-D) Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; 12:40 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. (H 103); and all week by appointment. ***************************************************************************** * Prerequisite: English 1A Catalog Description: English 1B aims to stimulate an enjoyment of literature and to develop interpretive, critical, and analytical reading skills. Students will also receive extensive instruction on writing critically about short stories, novels, plays, poems, and biographies. The class will include research involving one or more literary genres. Required Texts: 1) A Little Literature: Reading, Writing, Argument. Eds. Sylvan Barnet, William Burto, and William E. Cain. San Francisco: Longman, 2007. 2) The Bluest Eye. With an Afterward by the Author. Toni Morrison. New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 1994. 3) Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. Mary Shelley. Ed. Maurice Hindle. New York: Penguin Books, 2003. 4) Grammar Handbook. (Recommended: Rules for Writers . 5 th Edition. Diana Hacker. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006.) 5) Pocket Dictionary. 6) Thesaurus. Materials: Folder or binder to keep handouts and readings given by the instructor; notebook to keep class notes; several two-pocket folders for essays; a flash drive ; paper, stapler, white out, labels for folders, etc. Activities: 1) Reading assignments: critical essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, and biography. 2) Writing: 6-8 essays based on readings. Essays will include both timed, in-class essay examinations and at least four out-of-class analysis papers; one of which (the term paper) will involve research or synthesis of literary criticism. You will write and rewrite essays, as well as work on in-class collaborative writing exercises. REQUIREMENTS Essays . You will write four out-of-class essays this semester: three shorter analysis papers on the three genres covered in this coursefiction, drama, and poetryand a fourth essay, which will be a longer term paper that incorporates research , especially literary criticism. With each out-of-class essay you must include at least one rough draft . When using a word processor or computer, you must print out an early version and show revision attempts on this print-out. When turning in essays, place the final version, which must be clearly labeled and include a Works Cited page , in one side of a two-pocket folder ; in the other side place clearly labeled rough drafts, including any drafts you have brought to conferences (either with me or the Writing Center tutors), as well as photocopies of pages of books and articles from which you...
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