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ENGLISH 220 Introduction to Literature

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    Apr 24, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It shows the importance of reading and helps you improve your analytical skills.

    Course highlights:

    How to close read a book. How to make an argument.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You must read, and if you know you are slow at it you must plan accordingly. I am a slow reader myself and because of that I always read ahead. The reading is compounded in the class, you want to read all the material so you can keep up in the conversation. When it comes time to writing plan a meeting with your professor and/or the writing center. I recommend both, the writing center will take the time to correct simple grammar. In addition, going over it with the teacher is always a good idea so you have an understanding of how they will grade you.

    • Spring 2017
    • T. Asim
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading
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    Jan 28, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would not recommend this course because of the way it is run by Professor Nericcio. To begin with, it is extremely unorganized and unstructured. I also think that in many ways the professor is inconsiderate in choosing course content. There are at least ten texts students are responsible for completing along with supplementary assignments to go with said texts, and the professor does not take into consideration the fact that there are other classes and obligations students deal with outside one literature class. Furthermore, the content was all very psychologically triggering-- to people who struggle with or know someone who struggles with mental illness and addiction. The professor gives no warnings or alternative assignments when teaching such heavy topics insensitively.

    Course highlights:

    For the reasons mentioned I was not able to get as fully immersed into the course as I normally would. However, I did enjoy many of the texts and theories we explored, specifically "Sputnik Sweetheart," "The Key," "Somewhere," and "Mad Men." The highlights of this course also included the professor's increasing interest in psychedelics and psychedelic culture. The era we studied (the '60s) was really exciting and interesting. I learned about the mod-culture of the time that included sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, through literature, film, and music.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely get ahead on and stay on top of all of the readings. It goes without saying to buy all of the texts. Establish a relationship with the professor and your TA by going to their office hours in the beginning of the semester. Make sure you go to class every day as he takes this into consideration while grading at the end of the semester.

    • Fall 2016
    • Nericcio
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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