Spring2008_English_1100 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE...

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INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE ENGLISH 1100-164, 1100-169, and 1100-175, SPRING 2008 INSTRUCTOR Melinda Morton Office: 307-A Sanford Hall Phone: 262-2322 Email: [email protected] Hours: TR 8:30-9:30, 12:15-2, and by appointment COURSE DESCRIPTION “Interpretation of fiction, poetry, and drama. Continued emphasis on writing through literary essays. Prerequisite: ENG 1000” (ASU Undergraduate Bulletin, 2007-2008). See also the English Department’s description (handout). TEXTS Rental: Hirschberg, Discovering the Many Worlds of Literature Purchased: a short novel to be chosen later this semester for Literature Circles OTHER MATERIALS One-subject spiral notebook for keeping a journal, or a pocket folder to hold loose pages COURSE GOALS To continue to develop writing skills that include planning, drafting, revising, and editing To develop understanding and use of language through reading and discussing literature To learn to analyze literature based on elements, themes, and genres To explore interests and values through literature CONTENT OUTLINE The focus is on continued development of composition skills through reading, discussing, and writing about literature. We’ll explore a wide range of themes as dealt with by diverse writers in several literary genres. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION In-class and out-of-class writing assignments, class discussions, mini-lectures, peer group discussions based on literature, group presentations, individual conferences, quizzes, individual extra credit projects JOURNALING In-class: Many classes will begin with a few minutes of “public freewriting,” which I may ask you to share with others in the class. Out-of-class: For each week’s reading assignment, you should write approximately a half page or more of “private freewriting,” which will not have to be shared with others. WRITING ESSAYS
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 1100 taught by Professor Horton during the Spring '08 term at Appalachian State.

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