01Intro2011 - Dantes Divine Comedy (in translation) Winter...

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Dante’s Divine Comedy (in translation) Winter 2011 Prof. Cornish Office hours: MW 11-12, 4216 MLB 1
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Dante’s Divine Comedy 2 Syllabus How to read Dante Emerson: “Use your literature more impersonally” How Dante read Virgil The “American” reading of the Aeneid
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 3 Course requirements Participation: +5% Exam on Inferno : 30% Exam on Purgatorio 30% Final Exam on Paradiso and Essay Question 40%
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 4 Course requirements Participation: +5% Exam on Inferno : 30% Friday, Feb 18 Exam on Purgatorio 30% Friday, Mar 25 Final Exam on Paradiso and Essay Question 40% Wed, Apr 27 4-6
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 5 Participation: Assiduous attendance and solid preparation of readings BEFORE class are expected. You are invited to ask questions, especially in class, as that is a help both to the instructor and to your classmates. I welcome questions and desiderata also outside class. Lectures are interactive events that require physical and mental presence on both sides .
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 6 Participation: Attendance is taken for two reasons: 1) to diagnose the causes of poor performance on exams and 2) to offer bonus credit for assiduous (i.e., perfect) attendance and geniuine contributions to class discussion. Missing class will not, in itself, be counted against you. So no excuses, please
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 7 Participation: Nota bene It is offensive to read the newspaper, check Facebook, or engage in any other extracurriculur activities during classtime. It is also impolite to get up and leave the room during class. Make sure you take care of business before you come. Posting of ppts and a no-laptop policy are being considered. What does it take to be engaged ?
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 8 Exams : The first two exams (50 minutes, written responses in blue/green books) will consist of short identifications (of characters, of sins, of concepts, of brief quotes) and longer commentary on a few passages from the poem. The final exam, will have, in addition, a brief essay question.
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 9 Exams : Assiduous attendance at lectures, thoughtful questions, attentive and engaged reading, and good use of the notes to the text will be the surest preparation for these tests.
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 10 Essay option Interested students may petition to write a final essay (8-12 pp.) in place of the final exam. Students may petition only after the exam on the Inferno , on which they must have received an 87 or better. To apply they must submit a sample of their best writing together with a statement of interest in a particular topic. The final paper is due on April 13.
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Italian 333/MEMS 333 Syllabus available on CTools 11 Essay authors are also welcome to take the final exam to
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course ITALIAN 333 taught by Professor Cornish during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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01Intro2011 - Dantes Divine Comedy (in translation) Winter...

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