Dual Credit 203/205
English 203 American Literature

Syllabus  ENG 203 American Lit syllabus Jickling 2016 Fall 1.docx


English 203 Course Syllabus:

The following readings are from The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter 8th Edition, Vol 1 & 2  unless otherwise indicated.

 

8/15

Introduction to the Course and Syllabus – Confirm registration with TTC

8/16

The Canterbury Tales – introduction and podcasts

8/17

The General Prologue – questions; Kate Chopin “Desiree’s Baby” (irony)

8/18

The General Prologue continued

8/19

Independent Read books chosen

 

 

8/22

Introduction to Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea

8/23

 

Volume 1

Period Introduction: Beginnings to 1700, Vol. 1 p3-19

“The Iroquois Creation Story” 20

Cotton Mather, from “The Wonders of the Invisible World” 149-155

8/24

Period Introduction: 1700-1820, Vol. 1 p157-169

Wheatly “On being brought from Africa to America” 401-403

Quiz on “General Prologue”

8/25

Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown” 619-628

8/26

Hawthorne, “Minister’s Black Veil” 636-645; “The Birth-Mark” 645-656

Quiz on The Old Man and the Sea

 

 

8/29

Poe, 683-687, “The Raven”688-691; “The Philosophy of Composition” 737-745

8/30

Poe, “Fall of the House of Usher” 702-714; “Annabel Lee” 691-692

Intro to the Slave Narrative; Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl 818-839

8/31

Volume 2

Period Intro: 1865-1914, Vol 2:3-19; Chopin, “At the ‘Cadian Ball” 427-433; “The Storm” 434-437

9/1

Wharton, “The Other Two” 499-512

9/2

Chestnut, “The Goophered Grapevine” 457-465; “The Wife of His Youth” 465-473

Quiz on The Old Man and the Sea

 

 

9/5

Labor Day – No School

9/6

Senior Meeting - Open Day

9/7

Paper #1 Due for Peer Editing

9/8

Period Intro: 1914-45, p653-672; Robinson, “Richard Cory” 674; Hughes, “Mother to Son” 1039; Hurston, “The Gilded Six-Bits” 943-951

9/9

Final Drafts Paper #1 due in folder 2:45 (e-copy 4:00)

 

 

9/12

Period Intro: 1945-present; Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire 1113-1117

9/13

Streetcar cont.

9/14

Streetcar Film

9/15

Streetcar Film

9/16

Mid-Term Exam


 

 

9/19

Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

9/20

Reader Response - Death of a Salesman

9/21

Death of a Salesman, film

9/22

Death of a Salesman, film cont.

9/23

Paper #2 Peer Editing

 

 

10/3

Final Drafts Paper #2 due in folder 2:45 (e-copy 4:00)

10/4

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March (Chapter 1), 1223

10/5

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (Chapter 1, “Battle Royale”), 1209

10/6

Research Day – Independent Read Project

10/7

Research Day – Independent Read Project

 

 

10/10

Lab Day – Independent Read Project

10/11

Lab Day – Independent Read Project

10/12

John Steinbeck – The Pearl

10/13

John Steinbeck – The Pearl

10/14

Harkness Discussion

Washington Irving, “Rip Van Winkle” 470

 

 

10/17

Presentations of Independent Read Project

Papers due in folder 2:45 (e-copy 4:00)

End of the First Quarter- Last Day of English 203

10/18

English 205 Syllabus presented

10/19

English 205 –British Literature Part 1

Beowulf

10/20

Beowulf cont

10/21

English 203 Grades sent to TTC


































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*Complete Summer Reading prior to the first class. 


English 203: American Literature
Prerequisite: English 102
Summer Reading: The Canterbury Tales
Textbook (TTC Bookstore): 

Norton Anthology Of American Lit Shorter Ed (Set-Vols 1 & 2)BaymISBN 0-393-91888-2Copyright 13Publisher NortonEdition 8Binding Paperback

Required

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English 205: Early British Literature

Prerequisite: English 102
Summer Reading: The Canterbury Tales
Textbook (TTC Bookstore):
Norton Anth Engl Lit (Set 1-Vols A,B,C)GreenblattISBN 0-393-91300-7Copyright 12Publisher NortonEdition 9Binding Paperback

Required