FMS 110-01, British/American Literature
Fall 2001, Foust 111, MWF 12:00
Office: McIver 334K, phone: 256-0483
FMS 110 emphasizes aspects of narrative tradition organized around a thematic concern. We will examine selected literature within Western narrative tradition and how it addresses "home". That is, we will uncover the nature of "home" at both its most concrete and its most conceptual levels, and attempt to reason out the role of this symbol in English and American literature.
You must read and you must show up. Ideally, you will read everything once for the glance factor and at least a second time for a closer critical look, which will involve your taking notes directly in the text. You are expected to take notes on what you read as you read it, particularly on the repeat rounds. You are expected to talk. This is a seminar.
Three major papers (5-7 pp) are scheduled, along with drafts for two of them. Your papers will receive letter grades, and will comprise a total of 60% of your grade. An in-class essay is scheduled in November, and you will have a final exam (together 30%). Informal in-class and out-of-class assignments may also show up along the way, and will combine with your participation to make up the remaining 10% of your final grade. You are required to meet during two scheduled conference times. Missing a conference jeopardizes your grade.
Due dates are scheduled to provide you with plenty of time to complete your work without missing class. Please plan to attend every classyou know all the reasons attendance is important; I won
You are bound by the UNCG Honor Code. Understand what constitutes plagiarism.
The Writing Center is located in McIver 101. I urge you to take advantage of it. x 4-3125