Hours: 12:30-2:00 M-R
The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B: 80-89%, C: 70-79%, D:
ENGL 475: Special Topics.
0-3-3. Seminar with
topic to be designated by the instructor. May be repeated
once with different topic. (G)
seminar with topic to be designated by instructor. May be
repeated twice with change in topics.
- John Kennedy Toole. A Confederacy of Dunces.
- To acquaint students with a selection of the works of
literature involving Louisiana.
- To learn how they reflect Louisiana culture.
- To develop critical thinking skills in the discussion
of these works.
Graduate students give a presentation in addition to your
- Turning in Your Work
- Submit your work 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 are 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.
- Accommodations for Students
- 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 Notification
- 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/
- Graduate Requirements
- 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.
Registration Week (March 11-13)
Native American Stories
- Bushnell. and
- Judson. Chitimacha Myths.
- Dorsey. Traditions of the Caddo.
- Swanton & Judson. Natchez Myths and Tales.
Biloxi Myths and Lessons.
Week 3 (March 30 - April 3)
- Tensas. Odd
- "The City Physician vs
the Swamp Doctor"
- "Getting Acquainted
with the Medicines"
- "The Mississippi
Patent Plan for Pulling Teeth"
- "First Call in the
- Thorpe. Hive of the Bee Hunter.
- "Tom Owen, the
- "The Big Bear of
- Reid. The
- Chapter 10.
Raising the Steam.
- Chapter 11. Boat Race.
- Chapter 13. Wounded.
- Chapter 17. Aurore.
- Chapter 18. The Creole and the Quadroon.
- Chapter 19. A Louisiana Landscape.
- Chapter 25. An Hour of Bliss.
- Chapter 27. The Devil's Douche.
- Chapter 79. The Crisis.
- Whitman. "Louisiana
- Reizenstein. "Lesbian
Week 7 (April 27 - May 1)
- MOVIE NIGHT! Robert Penn Warren. All the King's Men.
(You don't have to read the book.)
- Movie Night. Steel Magnolias.
- Dufresne. Louisiana
Power & Light.
- Group Projects
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