European Literary Classics: I
Internet Enhanced Version
Section 2TTR 11:00-12:15, Petty 116
Section 3TTR 12:30-1:45, McIver 028
Instructor: Stephen R. Yarbrough, Professor
Office: 121 McIver Building
Office Hours: TR 1:30-2:30 and by appointment
Office Phone: 334-5650
Home Phone: 292-1186
Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. Vol 1, Literature of Western Culture Through the Renaissance. 7th ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999.
Blackboard Distance Delivery
Approximately one half of the course
To access Blackboard, you must know your UNCG username
(email username) and password. If you
Make sure that you are registered for the right section and that, once in Blackboard, you always pull up information from ENG201.02.03.
Grading: Grades will be determined by 10 weekly quizzes (10% of your total grade), class participation (10%), online participation (10%) a mid-term exam (35%), and a final exam (35%).
These will be taken online on the days posted in your
2. Class Participation: You are expected to come to class with your reading done and prepared to ask and answer questions.
3. Online Participation: Blackboard records everything you say in Discussion Board and in the Virtual Classroom, then sorts by student. I will review your comments for both quantity and quality. The Discussion Board is NOT a chat room. Comments and questions posted here should be well thought out and well written.
4. Examinations: The mid-term and final exams will be taken in class and will be either short-answer or essay, or a combination. The mid-term covers the first half of the semester; the final covers the second half.
4. Attendance: Extensive unexcused absences (over three) will result in failure. This includes online absences. Unexcused absences on examination days will result in lowering your grade by 5% each.
Below is listed a tentative schedule, but in Blackboard under
Week 1, Jan. 15, 17
T. Introduction to course
R. Gilgamesh, pp. 18-36
Week 2, Jan. 22, 24
T. Gilgamesh, pp. 36-37
R. Genesis, pp. 51-58 (Chaps. 1-4; 6-9)
Week 3, Jan. 29, 31
T. The Iliad, pp. 104-120 (Bk. 1); pp. 176-189 (Bk. 22)
Week 4, Feb. 5, 7
T. The Odyssey, pp. 262-273 (Bk. 5); pp. 303-316 (Bk. 9)
Week 5, Feb. 12, 14
T. The Eumenides, pp. 567-595
Week 6, Feb. 19-21
T. Oedipus the King, pp. 599-640
Week 7, Feb. 26, 28
T. The Apology, pp. 727-746
Week 8, Mar. 5, 7
T. Mid-semester Review
R. Mid-semester Exam
Week 9, Mar. 19, 21
T. Beowulf, pp. 1086-1103
Week 10, Mar. 26, 28
T. Sir Gawain
Week 11, April 2, 4
T. Sir Gawain
Week 12, April 9, 11
Tales: The Miller
Week 13, April 16, 18
T. Thousand and One Nights, pp. 1188-1609
Week 14, April 23, 25
T. Paradise Lost, Book 9, pp. 2220-2232 (ll. 1-566)
Week 15, April 23, 25
T. Paradise Lost,
Book 9 (con
Week 16, April 30, May 2
T. Review for Final Exam
Section 2Tues. May 14, 12 noon-3:00 p.m.
Section 3Thurs. May 9, 12:00 noon-3:00 p. m.