Room: GTM 215
Time: 9:45-11:15 M-F
of Literature and Language
ENGL 211: Introduction to
British Literature, 1660 to Present.
0-3-3. Preq., ENGL
102. Satisfies Humanities GER Literature requirement and
is a prerequisite for advanced courses in British
literature (after Restoration Period).
Statewide Transfer Agreement Course.
Abrams, M. H., ed., The Norton Anthology of
English Literature. 8th ed. New York:
Norton, 2006. ISBN # 0-393-92828-4.
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enrolled. Attendance is worth 10% of your total
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- 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%.
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- In face-to-face classes, I
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assignment by the due date, so plan ahead.
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times out of 20 periods, your grade will be
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may refer you to the Honor Council if I think it
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above requirements, graduate students enrolled in the
course for graduate credit:
- must write a substantially longer research paper
than undergraduates. (12-15 pages for graduate
students, 8-9 pages for undergraduates.)
- may be asked to give presentations to the class.
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English 211 over the Internet:
Requirements and Information
This course is sometimes offered as an internet
course The readings are mostly the same as in my
regular 211 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 Moodle. This
will help everybody keep up with your
- 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
- Please remember: I am not online 24 hours
- 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 (July 13-17)
- "Mac Flecknoe" 904
- "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day" 911 (Note again: When I
just give the first page number, read the entire
- Pope Rape of the
- Samuel Johnson. Rasselas.
- A Dictionary of the English Language 1291
- The Preface to
to The Romantic Period 1363-1387
- William 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
- Robert Burns
- "Address to a Haggis"
- "Auld Lang Syne" (www)
- "A Man's a Man for a'
- "To a Louse" 1447
- "To a Mouse" 1446
- "A Red, Red
"We are Seven" 1487
- "The Tables Turned"
- "Lines Composed a Few
Miles above Tintern Abbey" 1491
- "Strange Fits of
Passion Have I Known" 1507
- "The Ruined Cottage"
- "Michael" 1523
- "I Wandered Lonely as
a Cloud" 1537
- "Ode: Intimations of
- "Ode to Duty" 1544
- "Elegiac Stanzas"
- "The world is too
much with us" 1550
- "Surprised by joy"
- "Mutability" 1551
Viaducts, and Railways" 1551
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1615
- "Kubla Khan" 1632
- "Christabel 1634
- "Dejection: An Ode" 1652
- Lord Byron "She Walks
in Beauty" 1676
- "When We 2 Parted" 1678
- "Darkness" 1678
- Percy Shelley "Mutability" 1734
- "Mont Blanc" 1735
- "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" 1739
- "Ozymandias" 1741
- Keats "On First
Looking into Chapman's Homer" 1822
- "Sleep and Poetry" 1823
- [O for Ten Years] 1823
- "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" 1825
- "Endymion: A Poetic Romance" 1825
- from Book 1 [A Thing of Beauty] 1826
- [The “Pleasure Thermometer”] 1827
- "When I have fears that I may cease to be" 1830
- "To Homer" 1830
- "La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad" 1840
- "Ode on a Grecian Urn" 1847
- "Lamia" 1851
Trollope Domestic Manners of the Americans
- Browning, Robert.
"Porphyria's Lover" 2054
- "Soliloquy of the
- "My Last Duchess"
- "The Bishop Orders
His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church" 2059
- "Love among the
- "Fra Lippo
from the Portuguese 1926
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