E 316K Spring 08 Syllabus

E 316K Spring 08 Syllabus - English 316K 34535-34580...

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English 316K, 34535-34580 Dr. B. Berry Masterworks of American Literature Calhoun 303 Spring 2008, T Th 11 am-12:15 pm Office Hrs.: MWF 11 am-12 noon ART 1.102 [email protected] SYLLABUS Course Texts, All Required — * Buy these editions at the beginning of the course * o George McMichael, general editor, Concise Anthology of American Literature , Sixth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2006) o Stephen Crane, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and Other New York Writings , (Modern Library, 1893; rpt. 2001) o Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman: Certain Private Conversations in Two Acts and a Requiem , (Penguin, 1949; rpt. 1977) o Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (Perennial Classics, 1963; rpt. 1999) o Tim O’Brien, In the Lake of the Woods (Penguin, 1994) o Cormac McCarthy, The Road (Vintage International/Random House, 2006) * IMP. INFO: Have your reading assignments completed by their corresponding date on the syllabus. The importance of completing these readings by their lecture date cannot be overemphasized. Otherwise you will get significantly less context and comprehension from the lectures, a key and stone-cold fact to consider if your goal is to score high on the course exams. Check several classes ahead to prepare for longer readings. BRING THE TEXT WE ARE . * Grading Percentages 25% — Exam 1 [Tuesday, February 12th] 30% — Exam 2 [Thursday, March 20th] 30% — Final Exam/Exam 3 [Saturday, May 10th, 2-5 p.m. — location TBA] 15% — Discussion Section Performance: pop quiz average (the lowest grade will be dropped), attendance, and general participation. JANUARY 15 T: FIRST CLASS : INTRODUCTION : Intro to TAs & instructor; bio cards; course focus, description, and aims; Syllabus handout; Course Policy Statement handout. 17
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