EN 201 Introduction to Literature
S2J 2009 DN
Edwards, Gregory M.
Senior Adjunct Faculty
BA English, University of Missouri-Kansas CityMA Literature, Baker University
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Educational Philosophy: I believe that literature is a reflection of what it means to be human. By reading and analyzing literature, such as the works we find in our text, we can learn about ourselves (individual and collective), our past, and our potential for the future. We must keep an open mind, and we must be willing to explore the worlds that appear before us. To examine the works created by others we need companionship for dialogue and feedback, we therefore come together as a class to share in the journey.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
MoStep Requirements 18.104.22.168 standards for EN201
The core assessment for En 201 is a critical paper consisting of 5-8 pages of original literary analysis using personal insights and primary and secondary sources. MLA documentation, including a Work Cited page, is also required. A minimum of 3 sources are required, and must include a range of types of sources, including online and traditional print sources. The core assessment must account for no less than 25 % of the final grade.
The rubric for this assignment is included below.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Handout with assignment details and due dates will be available at first class meeting
Critical Paper: 250pts (25%)
Lecture/Discussion/In-class work: 270pts (27%)
Quizzes: 90pts (9%)
Final Exam: 150pts (15%)
Reading Responses: 240 (24%)
Total pts Possible: 1000 (100%)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please come prepared to discuss the assigned readings. Please do not allow cell phones or other distractions to interrupt class. Please be respectful to yourself and to others.
Subject to revision
Note: Complete Week 1 reading assignments prior to first class.
Reading for Week 1: Introduction - pp 1-7; Critical Thinking-The Literary Canon - pp 1533-1537; The Purpose and Value of Writing About Literature - pp 1557-1561; Chapter 1 - Reading Fiction – pp 13-25; Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” p 15
Elements of Fiction; Novel; Literary Periods; Melville, O’Connor; Hawthorne; In-class work; Readings for Week 4 will be assigned.
Elements of Poetry; Frost; Collins; Hughes; Brooks; In-class work; Readings for Week 5 will be assigned.
Elements of Poetry; Eliot; Cummings; Dickinson; In-class work; Readings for Week 6 will be assigned.
Elements of Poetry; Thomas; Whitman; Alvarez; In-class work; Readings for Week 7 will be assigned.
Elements of Drama; Ibsen; Miller; In-class work; Readings for Week 8 will be assigned.
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