English 211

Instructor: Dr. Bruce R. Magee
Winter Quarter 2012-2013

English 211-084
Room: Internet
Time: Internet
Web site:

Office: GTM 222
Phone: 257-5494
Hours: 4:00-5:00 MW
2:00-5:00 TR
12:30-2:30 F
or by appointment

English Department Home Page
Tech SREC (Southern Regional Electronic Campus) Page
Links for registering, buying textbooks, using the library, completing other tasks electronically
Link to Blackboard
Link to OWL

Course Description

Catalogue Information. 210, 211, 212: 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.


Attendance Requirements

Daily Quizzes 65%
Article Review 20%
Attendance 15%
Total 100%

The grading scale is A: 90-102%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
Late Work
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.
Plagarism Statement
You must sign the plagiarism statement for English 303 (located at the beginning of the departmental Technical Writing Course Packet) and turn it in by the second day of class.  Your work will not be accepted or graded until I receive the signed plagiarism statement.  These statements go to the English department.  If you still have not turned in the statement, the department will place a hold on your registration for next quarter until you have turned it in.
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.
The Emergency Notification System
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/administration/ens.shtml.

English 201 over the Internet: Requirements and Information

This section is offered as an Internet class through the HIM program.  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. We'll have a quiz every week on Blackboard.  This will help everybody keep up with your reading. We'll also have an article review. 

Additional Information

  • I will respond to your email within 24 hours during the week (Monday-Friday).
  • I will not check email on weekends (Saturday-Sunday).
  • 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 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.


Registration Week: (November 28-30)
Period 1

Week 1: (December 3-7)
Period 1
Period 2

  • John Dryden
    • "Mac Flecknoe"  904
    • "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day" 911
Week 2: (December 10-14)
Period 1

Period 2

  • Pope Rape of the Lock 1136-1154
Week 3: (December 17-21)
Period 1

  • Samuel Johnson. Rasselas. 1281.
    • A Dictionary of the English Language  1291
    • The Preface to Shakespeare 1297
Period 2
Week 4: (January 7-11)
Period 1

Period 2
  • 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
Week 5: (January 14-18)
Period 1
  • Robert Burns
    • "Address to a Haggis" (www)
    • "Auld Lang Syne" (www)
    • "A Man's a Man for a' That" 1454
    • "To a Louse" 1447
    • "To a Mouse" 1446
    • "A Red, Red Rose" 1454
Period 2
  • Wordsworth "We are Seven" 1487 
    • "The Tables Turned" 1490 
    • "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" 1491
    • "Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known" 1507
    • "The Ruined Cottage" 1512
    • "Michael" 1523
    • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" 1537
    • "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" 1538
    • "Ode to Duty" 1544
    • "Elegiac Stanzas" 1547
    • "The world is too much with us" 1550
    • "Surprised by joy" 1550
    • "Mutability" 1551
    • "Steamboats, Viaducts, and Railways" 1551
Week 6: (January 21-25)
Period 1

  • Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 1615
    • "Kubla Khan"  1632
    • "Christabel 1634
    • "Dejection: An Ode" 1652

Period 2
  • 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 28February 1)
Period 1

Period 2

  • 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
      • Preface  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 
  • Fanny Trollope Domestic Manners of the Americans
Week 8: (February 4-8)
Period 1

Period 2
  • Browning, Robert. "Porphyria's Lover" 2054 
    • "Soliloquy of the Cloister"  2056
    • "My Last Duchess" 2058
    • "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church" 2059
    • "Love among the Ruins" 2062
    • "Fra Lippo Lippi" 2070
  • Browning, Elizabeth. Sonnets from the Portuguese 1926
Week 9: (February 14-20)
Period 1

Period 2

Week 10: (February 21-26)
Period 1

Period 2

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