Internet Enhanced Version
Section 2—TTR , McIver 140
Section 3—TTR , McIver 140
Instructor: Stephen R. Yarbrough, Professor
Office: 121 McIver Building
Office Hours: T ; Th , 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.
Blackboard Distance Delivery
Approximately one half of the course’s content will be delivered online through Blackboard.
To access Blackboard, you must know your UNCG Novell Netware username and password (email username and password). Those who do not know their Novell password can reset it at http://accounts.uncg.edu. Select the Self Service Password Resetting and answer the questions. On one screen you will be asked to indicate the account password you are changing. Select the Novell Directory (Netware) password. You do not need to know your current password to do this.
Those who have not activated their UNCG accounts will not appear in Blackboard since they have not been assigned a UNCG username. Accounts can be activated at http://accounts.uncg.edu by selecting Unix Communications, Netware and Campus Pipeline Account Creation.
Email accounts are automatically set in Blackboard to the UNCG account. However, you may choose to forward your UNCG account to another email address. This can be done at http://email.uncg.edu. You will need to know your UNCG email username and password to do this. If you have previously activated your account and do not know your UNCG email password, go to http://acounts.uncg.edu and select Self-Service Password Resetting. On one screen you will be asked to indicate the account password you are resetting. Select the Unix account. If you have not previously activated your account, see above.
Once online, use your browser to go to http://blackboard.uncg.edu. Log in.
Make sure that you are registered for the right section and that, once in Blackboard, you always pull up information from 200301 Spring English 201-02 and 201-03 Euro Lit Classics: Ancient to Ren
Note: Blackboard works best with Internet Explorer. Also, I’ve heard reports that Blackboard does not work with Windows XP. If your computer uses XP for its operating system, you may need to find access to another computer.
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%).
1. Quizzes: These will be taken online on the days posted in your “Assignments” section in Blackboard. I will offer you quizzes nearly every week, but only your best ten will count toward your grade. Most quizzes have ten questions, and for most you must answer all ten correctly to get credit for one (1) point.
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 online. You will be give a fixed block of time in which to take each test, and you will be responsible for having access to a computer. I will accept no excuses except medical excuses if you fail to take the exam. 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.
5. Assignments: Below is listed a tentative schedule, but in Blackboard under “Assignments” is the schedule that counts. I may revise it occasionally. Changes will be announced on the “Announcements” page.
On our “online” days, you are expected to review all the materials for each text that I have made available in Blackboard and participate in the Discussions. To find the materials, from the list of buttons on the Welcome page click “Course Materials,” then “Lecture Materials,” then (for example) “Gilgamesh.” There you will find links to the materials. For some of the readings you will find in Lecture Materials a page of helpful links to Internet resources. These are not required viewing. Everything else is.
Week 1, Jan. 14, 16
T. Introduction to course
R. Gilgamesh, pp. 18-36
Week 2, Jan. 21, 23
T. Gilgamesh, pp. 36-37
R. Genesis, pp. 51-58 (Chaps. 1-4; 6-9)
Week 3, Jan. 28, 30
T. The Iliad, pp. 104-120 (Bk. 1); pp. 176-189 (Bk. 22)
Week 4, Feb. 4, 6
T. The Odyssey, pp. 262-273 (Bk. 5); pp. 303-316 (Bk. 9)
Week 5, Feb. 11, 13
T. The Eumenides, pp. 567-595
Week 6, Feb. 18, 20
T. Oedipus the King, pp. 599-640
Week 7, Feb. 25, 27
T. The Apology, pp. 727-746
Week 8, Mar. 4, 6
T. Mid-semester Review
R. Mid-semester Exam
Week 9, Mar. 18, 20
T. Beowulf, pp. 1086-1103
Week 10, Mar. 25, 27
T. Sir Gawain…, Parts 1 & 2, pp. 1459-1483
Week 11, April 1, 3
T. Sir Gawain…, Parts 3 & 4, pp. 1483-1512
Week 12, April 8, 10
T. Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Prologue and Tale, pp. 1534-1548
Week 13, April 15, 17
T. The Praise of Folly, pp. 1682-1705
Week 14, April 22, 24
T. Paradise Lost, Book 9, pp. 2220-2245 (ll. 1-1189)
Week 15, April 29, May 1
T. Review for Final Exam
Section 2—Tues. May 13, 12 noon-3:00 p.m.
Section 3—Thurs. May 13 p. m.