|Dr. Kiki Benzon email@example.com
Office Hours: by appointment
MW 16:00 pm – 17:15 pm W565
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Jessica Ruzek email@example.com
Required Texts: The Norton Introduction to Literature. Portable, Tenth Edition. Booth and Mays, Eds.; The Little Seagull Handbook, Bullock and Weinberg; Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Documents on grammar and writing will be provided to students (via email or Moodle) at the start of the course. Please have these with you for the first two weeks of class.
Evaluation: grammar midterm (20%); pop quizzes, 10×2% each (20%); paper, 1200-1500 words (20%); corrected paper (10%); final exam (30%)
|Week 1||Jan. 9||Introduction / Grammar / Essays||Weeks 8/9||Feb. 25 – Mar. 6||KURT VONNEGUT Slaughterhouse Five|
|Weeks 2/3||Jan. 14 –23||Grammar / Essays||Week 10||Mar. 11||WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE [“That time of year thou mayest in me behold”] /JOHN DONNE [“Batter my heart, three-personed God”] / JOHN KEATS “On the Sonnet” / SANDRA GILBERT “Sonnet: The Ladies’ Home Journal”|
|Week 4||Jan. 28||Midterm Exam (20%)||Mar. 13||W.B. YEATS “The Second Coming” / W. H. AUDEN “Musée des Beaux Arts”|
|Jan. 30||KATE CHOPIN “The Story of an Hour”||Week 11||Mar. 18||Paper Due (20%)ADRIENNE RICH “Diving into the Wreck”|
|Week 5||Feb. 4||WILLIAM FAULKNER “A Rose for Emily”||Mar. 20||SUSAN GLASPELL Trifles|
|Feb. 6||ERNEST HEMINGWAY “Hills Like White Elephants”||Weeks 12/13||Mar. 25 – Apr. 3||SOPHOCLES Antigone|
|Week 6||Feb. 11||JOHN UPDIKE “A & P”||Weeks 14/15||Apr. 8 –15||TENNESSEE WILLIAMS A Streetcar Named Desire|
|Feb. 13||RAYMOND CARVER “Cathedral”||Apr. 17||Corrected Paper Due (10%)Exam Review|
|Week 7||Feb. 18 & 20||Reading Week – No Class||TBA||Final Exam (30%)|
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 <50%.
Course Policies: Papers handed in after the due date will be subject to a reduction of half a letter grade per day late, for up to four days. An “A” paper, in other words, will receive an “A-” 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. A missed midterm or pop quiz will receive a zero. Paper extensions and test/quiz exemptions will be considered only for medical reasons, which must be supported by a doctor’s note.
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.