ENGLISH 201
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE
Instructor: Dr. Bruce R. Magee
Fall Quarter 2006-2007

English 201-007 
Room: GTM 215 
Time:  12:00-1:50 TTh
Home Page: 
http://www2.latech.edu/~bmagee
http://garts.latech.edu/bmagee
E-mail: 
bmagee@LaTech.Edu

 
Office: GTM 222 
Phone: 257-3033 
Hours: 9:00-11:00 MWF
10:00-12:00 TTh
or by appointment

Course Description

Catalogue Information. 201-202: Sophomore English - Introduction to British and American Literature. 0-3-3. Preq., English 101- 102.
This course is designed to introduce the most important British writers from the Medieval Period to the present. Given this scope, the course can provide only a limited study of any writer. Daily assignments are given on the syllabus so that you will know what is expected for each class. Follow the syllabus closely; read each assignment before coming to class.

Textbooks

Attendance Requirements

GRADES
Daily Quizzes 60%
In-class Essay Exam 15%
Paper 15%
Attendance 10%
Total 100%
The grading scale is A: 90-102%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
 
Late Work
  1. You may make up quizzes and the essay exam if you have a university-accepted excuse.  You have one week from the time you return to class to make up your work.
  2. Your paper is due BY the due date.  It is due in class by the beginning of the period.  In an emergency, send it by a friend or upload it to my Blackboard drop-box.  You can turn it in any time until the due date.  After that, the grade drops 5 points per period.
Graded Material
In the event of a question regarding an exam grade or final grade, it will be the responsibility of the student to retain and present graded materials which have been returned for student possession during the quarter. 

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Students needing testing or classroom accommodations based on a disability are encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as possible. 

Honor Code
In accordance with the Academic Honor Code, students pledge the following: Being a student of a higher standard, I pledge to embody the principles of academic integrity.


 
 

English 201 over the Internet: Requirements

Sometimes this course is offered as an Internet class.  The readings are mostly the same as in my regular 201 classes.  I'm setting up the assignments as though the class is a T-Th class so people will be able to pace themselves. I'll be posting my notes to my web site before the quarter starts. We'll meet once every 2 weeks to have a quiz over the material covered in that period.  This will help keep everybody doing their work. I'm not sure what day.  We'll get the period that's convenient to the most people & work in the rest maybe at a secondary time. 

We'll have one essay exam during the quarter & an outside mini-research paper (These are standard for all the 201 & 202 classes). 
 

Additional Information

I will respond to your email within 24 hours during the week (MTWH). I will not check email on weekends (FSS). Do not expect replies to emails sent after three p.m. until the next business day. You may, however, send emails to me at my home email tamaram@bayou.com.  I do not promise a speedy reply, but if I am working at home and receive your email, I will endeavor to answer it. Please remember: I am not online 24 hours a day. Technical support is your responsibility. If a document or lecture does not work, let me know. However, if the problem is on your end (your computer, your software, your modem), it is your responsibility to find someone to help you with the problem.
Note - When the syllabus lists only the first page of a selection, read the whole selection.
 
ASSIGNMENTS
 Reading Norton page 
Packet Page
 
Registration Week: (September 4-8)
Period 1
Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon period. 1-23
Beowulf 26 (Note again: When I just give the first page number, read the entire selection.)
Genesis A & B (available only on the web site & in the packet)
40c-n 
 
Week 1: (September 11-15)
Period 1
Finish Beowulf today  
"Dream of the Rood"
15a
 
Period 2
Introduction to the Medieval period (www)
16 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 112
23 
 
Week 2: (September 18-22)
Period 1
Chaucer "The Wife of Bath's Tale" 181-182, 207-235
28
"Phyllis and Aristotle" (available only on the web site & in the packet)
31
Jerome
30a-b
Psalm 50 (51)
40o
 
Period 2
Intro. to 16th Cen. 319-348
34
Sidney Astrophel and Stella (web site only) 34a
Campion "My Sweetest Lesbia"
"My Love Hath Vowed He Will Forsake Me"
"When to her Lute Corinna Sings" (Available only on the web site)
35
Wyatt "Whoso List to Hunt" 350
"They Flee From Me" 351
40
Song of Solomon 40y
 
Week 3: (September 25-29)
Period 1 
41 
41 
43
44
40a-b, p-z 
 
Period 2
  • Donne "Ecstasy" 612
    • "Valediction" 611 
    • "Death Be Not Proud" 623 
    • "Batter My Heart" 624
  • Herbert "Collar" 662
    • "Easter Wings" 661
    • "Jordon I" 662
    • "Love III" 665
  • Marvell "Coy Mistress" 677
    • "Garden" 681
92 
96 
98 
 
Week 4: (October 2-6)
Period 1
  • Ben Jonson 
    • "To My Book" 640 
    • "On My First Daughter" 640
    • "On My First Son" 641
    • "On Giles and Joan" (www)
    • "Queen and Huntress" 647
  • Herrick "To the Virgins" 669 
    • "Corinna's Gone A-Maying" 667 
    • "To His Mistress, Objecting to Him" (www only)
102 
103 
 
Period 2
40w-x
106 
111a 
 
Week 5: (October 9-13)
Period 1
112 
134 
 
Period 2
  • Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels 974-978, 1056-1113
    • "A Modest Proposal" 1113
  • Pope Rape of the Lock 1136-1154
135A
136 
 
Week 6: (October 16-20)
Period 1
139 
139a
140 
152 
 
Period 2
  • Research Paper Due Today
  • Blake 
    • Poems from Songs of Innocence and of Experience:
      • "The Lamb" 1412
      • "The Tyger" 1420 
      • "Garden of Love" 1420 
      • "Infant Joy" 1416
      • "Infant Sorrow" 1424 
      • "To Tirzah" 1424
      • "The Divine Image" 1414 
      • "A Divine Image" 1425 
      • "Human Abstract" 1423
    • The Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1430 
162 
 
Week 7: (October 23-27)
Period 1
  • Byron "She Walks in Beauty" 1676
    • "When We 2 Parted" 1678
    • "Darkness" 1678
  • Shelley, P. "Mutability" 1734 
    • "Mont Blanc" 1735 
    • "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" 1739 
    • "Ozymandias" 1741 
  • Keats "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" 1825 
    • "To Homer" 1830
    • "Ode on a Grecian Urn" 1847
167 
168 
170 
 
Period 2
Essay Exam
 
Week 8: (October 30-November 3)
Period 1
  • Coleridge Ancient Mariner 1615 
  • Wordsworth "We are 7" 1487 
    • "The Tables Turned" 1490 
    • "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" 1491 
    • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" 1537
    • "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" 1538
    • "The world is too much with us" 1550 
172 
174 
 
Period 2
176 
177 
179 
 
Week 9: (November 13-17)
Period 1
184 
186 
187 
189 
 
Period 2
197 
198 
198 
205a 
206
 
Week 10: (November 13-17)
Period 1
206a 
207 
210a 
211 
212 
 
Period 2
215 
226 
 
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