Room: GTM 219
Time: 12:00-1:50 TR
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.
- To acquaint students with a selection of the major works
of British Literature 1660 — present.
- 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/
- In addition to meeting the
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.
- should show leadership in class discussion.
English 211 over the Internet: Requirements
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 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 (November
29 - December 1)
- John Dryden
- "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
Week 3 (December 18
- January 5)
Johnson. Rasselas. 1281.
- A Dictionary of the English LaJanuary
- The Preface to
- Introduction 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" (www)
- "Auld Lang Syne" (www)
- "A Man's a Man for a'
- "To a Louse" 1447
- "To a Mouse" 1446
- "A Red, Red Rose"
- Wordsworth "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
- "Ode: Intimations of
- "Ode to Duty" 1544
- "Elegiac Stanzas" 1547
- "The world is too much
with us" 1550
- "Surprised by joy" 1550
- "Mutability" 1551
Viaducts, and Railways" 1551
- Coleridge 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
Week 7 (January 29 - February
- 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
- Research Paper Due
- Browning, Robert.
"Porphyria's Lover" 2054
- "Soliloquy of the
- "My Last Duchess" 2058
- "The Bishop Orders His
Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church" 2059
- "Love among the Ruins"
- "Fra Lippo Lippi"
- Browning, Elizabeth.
Sonnets from the
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