SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentFreshman Class A, Department of English
Course NameApproaches to Literature
InstructorCHEN CHAO-MING
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Class Schedule:



 



Feb         22            Introduction to the class; what is literature?



Readings: LInda Brewer,”20/20, ” p. 20; Borges, “Borges and I” (handouts)



                                What are the Elements of Fiction?



 



Mar.        1              No class



8               Reading: Approaches (1)



Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” p. 64



Worksheet #1 What is the plot?



                15            Quiz #1



                                Readings:



Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado,” p. 81



                                           Toni Morrison, “Recitatif,” p. 101



                                Worksheet #2 Point of View and Character



                22            Quiz #2



                                Readings:



James Joyce, “Araby,” p. 126



                                Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat,” p. 188



                                Worksheet #3: Setting and Symbol



                29            Quit #3



                                Readings:



Ray Bradbury, “The Veldt,” p. 254



                                William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily,” p. 293



                                Worksheet #4



 



April       5              No class



                12            Quiz #4



                                Readings:



Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” p. 356



John Updike, “A & P,” p. 382



                                Worksheet #5



 



                19            Mid-term Exam



                26            Poetry Reading: What is poetry?



                                Introduction to the Elements of Poetry



                                Readings:



Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Richard Cory,” p. 403



                                William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” p. 406



                                Worksheet #6



 



May       3              Quiz #5



Poetry Readings: Approaches (2)



Margaret Atwood, “Death of a Young Son by Drowning,” p. 432



William Wordsworth, “She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways,” p. 435



                                 Dorothy Parker, “A Certain Lady,” p. 435



                                 Worksheet #7



                10            Quiz #6



                                Poetry Readings:



                                Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach,” p. 446



                                Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress,” p. 455



                                Terrance Hayes, “Carp Poem,” p. 458



                                Worksheet #8



                17            Quiz #7



                                Poetry Readings:



                                W. D. Snodgrass, “Leaving the Motel,” p. 463



                                W. H. Auden, “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,” p. 469



                                Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz,” p 479



                                Sharon Olds, “Sex without Love,” p. 481



                                Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken,” p. 511



                                Worksheet #9



                24            Quiz #8



                                Poetry Readings:



                                William Blake, “London,” p. 482



                                William Carlos Williams, “The Read Wheelbarrow,” p. 483



                                Emily Dickenson, “Because I could not stop for Death,” p. 492



                                William Wordsworth, “London, 1802,” p. 493



                                John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale,” p. 509



                                Worksheet #10



                31            Drama Reading: What is drama? Approaches (3)



                                Introduction to the Elements of Drama



                                Lorraine Hansberry, “A Raisin in the Sun,” p. 787



                                Worksheet #11



 



June        7              Quiz #10



                                Henrik Ibsen, “A Doll House,” p. 851



                                Worksheet #12



                14            Quiz #11



                                Sophocles, “Antigone,” p. 1005



                21            Final Exam



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

No


Requirement/Grading

Course Requirements:



1. Class Attendance: Class attendance is a normal expectation and a whole bunch of absences (about 3) will make your final grade suffer.



2. Reading Assignments: You are supposed to complete all reading assignments before attending classes.  Several impromptu quizzes might be given to check this requirement.



3. Examinations: You take two 90-minute in-class exams (mid-term, April 19 and final, June 21)



4. Discussion and Worksheets: Two of you will organize a study team, whose function is to encourage you to share and develop opinions and insights with your group partner. Each team will be given some worksheets each week. You are required to turn in your worksheets in class.



5. Grading Procedures: The following formula will be used to decide your final grades.



 



        30% Class Attendance, Reading Assignments and Quizzes



        30% Discussion and Worksheets



        40% Exams (Mid-term and Final)


Textbook & Reference

Mays, Kelley J., ed. Norton Introduction to Literature. 13th Ed.



Abrams, M.H. and Geoffrey Galt Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 11th Ed.


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