COURSE: ENG 201-01 SPRING 2003
TIME AND PLACE: MWF --10-:50 Curry 241 TISDALE
TEXTS: HOMER, The Odyssey, trans. and ed. Fagles, Penguin.
SOPHOCLES, The Three Theban Plays, trans. Robert Fagles, Penguin.
OVID, Metamorphoses, trans. Rolfe Humphries,
DANTE, The Inferno, trans. Mark Musa, Penguin.
MONTAIGNE, Essais, trans. Donald M. Frame, Harlan Davidson.
CERVANTES, Don Quixote, trans. Samuel Putnam, Penguin.
1) Identify and understand varied characteristics of literature;
2) Apply techniques of literary analysis to texts;
3) Use literary study to develop skills in careful reading and clear writing;
4) Demonstrate understanding of the diverse social and historical contexts in which literary texts have been written and
5) Develop a sense of the influence of great works of literature in three contiguous periods of Western European
6) Exercise the use of literary study as a means of growth and self-discovery;
7) Learn how to write short responses about literature, associating poignant quotations with thematic concerns; and
Expose the student intensively to the early modern
culture and literature of
15 Homer: Background
17 The Greek Gods and the Trojan War
Martin Luther King, Jr.
22 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 1-4
24 Teacher will be absent
27 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 5-12
29 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 5-12
31 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 13-24
3 Homer, The Odyssey, Bks. 13-24
5 Sophocles: Background
7 Sophocles, Oedipus the King
10 Sophocles, Oedipus the King
12 Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus
14 Sophocles, Antigone
17 Ovid: Background
19 Ovid, Metamorphoses: Book One (The Creation, The Four Ages, The Flood, Deucalion and Pyrrha, Apollo and Daphne, Jove and Io)
21 Ovid, Metamorphoses: Book Two (The Story of Pygmalion); Book Three (The Story of Cadmus, The Story of Semele, The Story of Tiresias, The Story of Echo and Narcissus)
24 Ovid, Metamorphoses: Books Four (The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe, The Story of Mars and Venus, The Story of Salamcis, The Story of Athamas and Ino, The Story of Perseus); Book Five (The Fighting of Perseus)
26 Ovid, Metamorphoses: Book Six (The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela); Book Seven (The Story of Jason and Medea, The Story of Cephalus and Procris); Book Eight (The Story of Daedalus and Icarus, The Story of Baucis and Philemon)
28 Ovid, Metamorphoses:
Book Ten (The Story of Orpheus and Eurydice, The Story of Pygmalion, The
Story of Cinyras and Myrrha, Venus Tells Adonis the Story of Atalanta); Book Eleven
(The Death of Orpheus, The Building of the Walls of
Metamorphoses: Book Twelve (The Invasion of
Metamorphoses: Book Fourteen (The
Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed, The Story of Picus, The
Pilgrimage of Aeneas Resumed,
7 Ovid, Metamorphoses: Book Fifteen (The Teachings of Pythagoras, The Story of Hipolytus, The Story of Aesculapius)
8-16 SPRING BREAK
17 Test on Classical Literature: Homer, Sophocles, and Ovid
19 Dante: Background
21 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 1-7
24 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 8-14
26 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 15-21
28 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 22-28
31 Dante, The Inferno, Cantos 29-34
2 Catch-up on the Inferno
4 Montaigne: Background
7 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. I
9 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. II
11 Montaigne: Essais, Bk. III
14 Test on Dante and Montaigne
16 Cervantes: Background
21 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 1-10
23 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 11-22
25 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part I, Chapters 23-52
28 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 1-10
30 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 11-41
2 Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part II, Chapters 42-74
5 Catch-up on Cervantes
7 Reading Day
9 Final Exam: Test on Cervantes
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 Tests, each counting a third, and on attendance. Each test will consist of ten quotations from the texts being covered for that test. These quotations will be chosen from those the teacher has gone over in class. You will be required to identify the work, the speaker, and its narrative context. You will be asked to write a solid paragraph on the thematic implications of the passage. Your final grade will be an average of the three tests. This kind of testing means that you will have to read all the assignments, come to class regularly, and takes notes.
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