Room: GTM 215
Time: 2:00-3:50 MW
of Literature and Language
ENGL 210: Introduction to
British Literature, Beginnings to 1660.
0-3-3. Preq., ENGL
102. Satisfies Humanities GER Literature requirement and
is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British
literature (before Restoration Period). Statewide
Transfer Agreement Course.
- To acquaint students with a selection of the major works
of early British literature.
- To learn how they affect contemporary life.
- To develop critical thinking skills in the discussion of
- Class attendance is regarded as an obligation as well
as a privilege, and all students are expected to attend
regularly and punctually all classes in which they are
enrolled. Attendance is worth 10% of your total
- I shall keep a permanent attendance record for this
class. This record is subject to inspection by
appropriate college or university officials.
- Regular attendance will help you understand your
assignments and complete them on schedule. I encourage
you to attend unless you absolutely cannot avoid being
the Internet sections,
I will take your attendance from the number of times you
logged in to my Moodle account. Log in once during
Registration Week and twice per week thereafter for
- Conferences are encouraged during the quarter. They
will be used to discuss specific writing strengths
The grading scale is
A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
- Turning in Your
- In face-to-face classes, I
want a paper copy of your assignments AND an electronic
copy submitted to the TurnItIn link on Moodle. In
online classes, submit your paper through Moodle to
TurnItIn. If you have trouble uploading it Moodle,
you may email it to me at email@example.com.
You may also bring a paper copy by my office. You
are still responsible for turning in the assignment by
the due date, so plan ahead.
- Late Work
- Your paper is due ON or
BEFORE the due date. You can turn it in any time
until the due date. After that, the grade
drops 5 points per period.
- In a face-to-face class,
I'll take role every period. Your attendance grade
is a straight percentage of how much you attended
class. For example, if you attend 17 times out of
20 periods, your grade will be 17÷20=85%. An
absence may be excused with proper documentation.
- 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.
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
- 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." If I
determine that you have violated the Honor
Code or the English Department plagiarism policy,
you'll receive a '0' on the assignment, and I may refer
you to the Honor Council if I think it appropriate.
- The Emergency
- All Louisiana Tech students
are strongly encouraged to enroll and update their
contact information in the Emergency Notification
System. It takes just a few seconds to ensure you're
able to receive important text and voice alerts in the
event of a campus emergency. For more information
on the Emergency Notification System, please visit: http://www.latech.edu/
English 210 over the Internet: Requirements
This course is sometimes offered as an internet
course The readings are mostly the same as in my
regular 210 classes. I'm setting up the
assignments as though the class is a T-Th class so
people will be able to pace themselves. We'll have
a quiz every week on Blackboard. This will
help everybody keep up with your reading.
- I will respond to your email within 24 hours
during the week (Monday-Friday).
- I will not check email on weekends
- Do not expect replies to emails sent after
three p.m. until the next business day.
- Over the weekend, I do not promise a speedy
reply, but if I am working at home and receive
your email, I will try to answer it.
- Please remember: I am not online 24 hours a
- 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.
- Reading Note
the syllabus lists only the first page of a
selection, read the whole selection.
Registration Week (March 8-10)
26 (Note again: When I just
give the first page number, read the entire
- Romeo and Juliet
- Donne "Ecstasy" 612
- "Valediction" 611
- "Death Be Not Proud" 623
- "Batter My Heart" 624
- Herbert "Collar"
- "Easter Wings" 661
- "Jordon I" 662
- "Love III" 665
- Marvell "Coy
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