English 1900I Introduction to Language and Literature (2011)

English 1900I
Fall 2011
Introduction to Language and Literature
TTH 15:05-16:20 L1060 Dr. Kiki Benzon
kiki.benzon@uleth.ca
Office Hours: Tues. 16:50-17:50
University Hall B-810K

Required Texts: The Norton Introduction to Literature. Portable, Tenth Edition. Booth and Mays, Eds.; The Little Seagull Handbook, Bullock and Weinberg; White Noise, Don DeLillo.
You will be given a booklet containing grammar instruction and exercises. Please bring this to class with you for weeks two and three of the course.

Evaluation: Grammar Test (15%); Midterm (20%); 1500-1800 word paper (first draft 20%, final draft 15%); Final Exam (30%).

Week 1: September 8
TH. Introduction to the course / Grammar

Week 2: September 12 – 16
T. Grammar
TH. Grammar

Week 3: September 19 – 23
T. Grammar
TH. GRAMMAR TEST

Week 4: September 26 – 29
T. KATE CHOPIN, “The Story of an Hour”
TH. ERNEST HEMINGWAY, “Hills Like White Elephants”

Week 5: October 3 – 7
T. HERMAN MELVILLE, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
TH. WILLIAM FAULKNER, A Rose for Emily

Week 6: October 10 – 14
T. JOHN UPDIKE, “A & P”
TH. MIDTERM

Week 7: October 17 – 21
T. DON DELILLO, White Noise
TH. DON DELILLO, White Noise

Week 8: October 24 – 28
T. DON DELILLO, White Noise
TH. DON DELILLO, White Noise

Week 9: October 31 – November 4
T. Essay Writing
TH. SOPHOCLES, Antigone

Week 10: November 7 – 11
T. PAPER DUE – First Draft
SOPHOCLES, Antigone
TH. SOPHOCLES, Antigone

Week 11: November 14 – 18
T. HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House
TH. HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House

Week 12: November 21 – 25
T. HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House
TH. HENRIK IBSEN, A Doll’s House

Week 13: November 28 – December 2
T. ARTHUR MILLER, Death of a Salesman
TH. ARTHUR MILLER, Death of a Salesman

Week 14: December 5 – 9
T. ARTHUR MILLER, Death of a Salesman
TH. PAPER DUE – Final Draft
ARTHUR MILLER, Death of a Salesman

Final Exam (30%)—December 19, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Grade scale: A+ 91% to 100%; A 85% to 90%; A- 80% to 84%; B+ 77% to 79%; B 73% to 76%; B-70% to 72%; C+ 67% to 69%; C 63% to 66%; C- 60% to 62%; D+ 55% to 59%; D 50% to 54%; F

Course Policies: Papers handed in after the due date will be subject to a reduction of one full letter grade per day late, for up to four days. An “A” paper, in other words, will receive a “B” grade if it is handed in one day late. After four days, the paper will receive a zero. All papers must be written in accordance with MLA rules for citation and style. Plagiarism is theft; if plagiarism is suspected, the matter will be investigated and, if found guilty, the student will fail the course and may face further penalty from the university. A missed test or final exam will receive a zero grade.