ENG 104-10:† APPROACH TO LITERATURE
SPRING 2003 T/TH:† --
Mailbox:† 133† McIver Building (English Department Office)
Office Hours:† T/Th 5:15-6:00
Purpose of the Course:† To feed and raise the quality of our inner lives, by helping us become smarter, more sensitive, more practiced readers of stories, poems, and plays.
Student Learning Goals:
At the completion of this course, you should be able to:
--Identify and understand the varied characteristics of literature
--Apply the techniques of literary analysis to texts
--Use literary study to develop your skills in careful reading and clear writing
--Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse social and historical contexts in which the assigned literary texts have been written and interpreted.
Your Attendance:† It is required.† You are allowed two absences during the semesteróno exceptions.† You will lose three points off your final grade for every absence beyond that.† If you miss six or more days, you will automatically fail the course.††
††††††††††† If you are late to class, it counts as Ĺ an absence.† (I consider you late when Iíve already marked you as absent on the roll and have to go back and change it.)
††††††††††† Absences include illness, sporting events, car accidents, acts of nature, etc.† In other words, an absence is an absence is an absence.† I do not need a note from your aunt or the health center or the police department, as it will make absolutely no difference.
--Read each assignment carefully, thoughtfully, and come to class prepared to discuss it.† There will be pop quizzes.
--Participate ACTIVELY in class discussion.
--Take 3 exams.
Your Grade:† Fiction Exam††† 30%
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Poetry Exam ††† 30%
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Drama Exam†† 30%
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Quiz Avg. ††††††† 10%
Your Text:† The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 8th Edition)