COURSE: ENG 201-01 SPRING 2002
TIME AND PLACE: MWF 11:00-11:50 MCIVER 227 TISDALE
TEXTS: HOMER, The Odyssey, trans. and ed. Fagles, Penguin.
SOPHOCLES, The Three Theban Plays, trans. Robert Fagles, Penguin.
VERGIL, The Aeneid, trans. F. R. Lind, Indiana.
DANTE, The Inferno, trans. Mark Musa, Penguin.
MONTAIGNE, Essais, trans. Donald M. Frame, Harlan Davidson.
CERVANTES, Don Quixote, trans. Samuel Putnam, Penguin.
16 Homer: Background
18 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 1-4
21 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
23 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 5-12
25 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 5-12
28 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 13-24
30 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 13-24
1 Sophocles: Background
4 Sophocles, Oedipus the King
6 Sophocles, Oedipus the King
8 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
11 Sophocles, Antigone
13 Virgil: Background
15 The Aeneid, Bk. 1
18 The Aeneid, Bk. 2
20 The Aeneid, Bk. 3
22 The Aeneid, Bk. 4
25 The Aeneid, Bk. 5.
27 The Aeneid, Bk. 6
1 Review Session on Classical Literature
4 Take Home Essay on Classical Literature due at class time
THE MIDDLE AGES
6 Dante: Background
8 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 1-7
9-16 SPRING BREAK
18 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 8-14
20 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 15-21
22 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 22-28
25 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 29-34
27 Catch-up on the Inferno
29 Spring Holiday
1 Montaigne: Background
3 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. I
5 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. II
8 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. III
10 Review Session on Dante and Montaigne
12 Take Home Essay on Dante and Montaigne due at class time
15 Cervantes: Background
17 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 1-10
19 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 11-22
22 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 23-52
24 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 1-10
26 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 11-41
30 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 42-74
1 Catch-up on Cervantes
3 Catch-up on Cervantes
6 Review for Exam
13 Final Exam: 8:00-12:00
NOTES: 1) All assignments of individual authors and works include the preceding introductions.
2)Class participation: The instructor assumes that your presence in class means that you have read the assignment. He will call on you from time to time and expects you to contribute to discussion. If it is clear that you are consistently not prepared then your final grade will be lowered. There may be times when pressing duties prevent you from completing the reading. Please inform the instructor beforehand so that he will know not to call on you. Always bring your text to class.
3)Attendance Policy: Students are allowed six cuts for whatever reason. After that a letter grade is dropped from the final average. After ten cuts, then two grades are dropped, and so on. Tardiness is counted as a cut.
4)Bad Weather Policy: Class will be held unless there is a media announcement that the University is closed.
5)Leaving the room while class is in session: Leaving class while it is in session without notifying the instructor is considered impolite. Leaving and returning, except in the case of an emergency, is considered disrespectful. Such instances will be noted and counted as a cut.
6)Grading: You will be graded on the basis of the three In-Class Essays, each counting a third, on attendance, and on how well you formulate your questions for the three review sessions. During the semester the instructor will give 3-5 unannounced quizzes and the average of these will count 10 % of your final grade. The final grade is mainly an average of the three essays, and the quiz average, but the attendance and the review questions are factored in as a consideration before a final grade is given.
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