English 2120 Syllabus Fall 2014 - BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY ENGLISH 2120 CRN 85365 FALL 2014 Instructor Ellen Stockstill Time T\/TR 9:30 AM Place Sparks

English 2120 Syllabus Fall 2014 - BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEY...

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BRITISH LITERATURE SURVEYENGLISH 2120·CRN 85365·FALL 2014 Instructor: Ellen StockstillTime: T/TR 9:30 AM Place: Sparks 326 Office: Langdale 951 Office Hours: T/TR 12:30-1:30 PM and by appointment E-mail: [email protected] Blog: COURSE DESCRIPTIONEnglish 2120 provides both a historical survey and overview of literatures from the British Isles and a few of her former colonies. 2120 is both an option for fulfilling the university core humanities requirement and a required course for all English majors. Over the course of the semester, we will read a collection of works considered important in the British literary canon, and we will discuss why certain texts become canonical while others do not. We will encounter a wide variety of texts spanning vastly different time periods. This approach will encourage you to recognize and appreciate textual diversity and push you to make connections between texts that, on the surface, seem unrelated. The course is designed to foster critical thinking, close reading skills, and mature, intelligent multimodal communication (written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal). LEARNING OUTCOMESidentify and explain the fundamental features of the genres of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama define key literary terms/concepts and implement these in oral/written discussion as well as in literary interpretation describe, examine, and evaluate their own reading practices and oral/written critical analyses analyze literature and explain how various components of literature work together to create meaning apply writing and revision as tools for understanding literature and its interpretation recognize and describe British literary history as chronological, developmental (moving through time periods), and generic/thematic recognize and interpret relationships between British literature and its literary history and culture REQUIRED TEXTSAusten, Jane. Pride and Prejudice.New York: Dover, 1995. Print. Greenblatt, Stephen, ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Major Authors. 9th ed. New York: Norton, 2013. Print.
ASSIGNMENTS Attendance and Participation: 10% Quizzes, Homework, and In-class Writing: 10% I will drop your lowest grade in this category at the end of the semester. Midterm Exam: 20% Final Exam: 20% 2 Short Essays (3 pages) @ 20% each: 40% Essay prompts will be handed out one week before they are due. If you miss class, it is your responsibility to contact me for the assignment.

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