EN 201 Introduction to Literature
F2V 2010 GO
Shaffer, Angela E.
M.A. – English, Angelo State UniversityB.A. – English, Angelo State University
Immediately before or after class; other times with 24 hr notice.
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Meyer, Michael. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, 8th ed.
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students to explore their perspectives and beliefs, but also that I continue to
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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:
Individual Presentation - 10%
Writing Assignments - (there
will be five short-writing assignments) 35%
Three Exams, each worth 10% (30%
Research Paper - 25%
89.50 % and up = A
79.50 - 89.49 % = B
69.50 - 79.49 % = C
59.50 - 69.49 % = D
Late Submission of Course Materials:
late assignments will have ten (10) points deducted from the assignment’s final
grade per class day late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
are expected to come to class prepared and have behavior that is appropriate
for a classroom environment.
Session 1 - Introduction
Introduction to fiction lecture
Introduction to personal response
In-class reading and
discussion Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”
In-class personal response
Session 2 - Discussion:
Plot and Character
Have read: Plot (p.
69-70), Character (p. 117-122), O’Brien’s “How to Tell
a True War Story” (p. 543) and Faulkner’s “Barn
Due: response essay
Session 3 - Discussion:
Setting and Point of View
Have read: Setting
(p. 162-164), Point of View (p. 188-193), Carver’s “A&P” (p.
560) and “IND AFF or Out of Love in Sarajevo” (p. 172)
Session 4 - Discussion:
Symbolism (p. 237-240), Ellison’s “Battle Royal” (p.
Session 5 - Discussion:
Style, Tone, and Irony
Have read: Style,
Tone, and Irony (p. 283-287) A Good Man is Hard to Find”
Discussion: Literary movements
Assign: individual presentations
Review: Fiction for exam
Session 6 - Exam
Introduction: Poetry – forms,
rhyme, meter, vocabulary
Due: response essay
Session 7- Discussion
Have read: Poetic forms
(773-799); Word choice, word order, and Tone (622-632); Images (659-666);
Figures of Speech (681-691).
Session 8 - Discussion
Have read: Symbol,
Allegory, and Irony (702-712); Patterns of Rhythm (752-769); Sounds (725-731)
Session 9 - Discussion
Have read: Open Forms
(800-817); Study of Langston Hughes (907-936)
Review: Poetry for exam
Session 10 - Exam:
Introduction: Drama – types,
movements, history, vocabulary
Session 11 - Have Read: p. 1045-1087
response to drama, analyzing content/social commentary; drama in TV shows and
Focus on Glaspell’s Trifles
Session 12 - Have
Read: A Study of Sophocles pp 1094-1147
Discussion: Greek tragedy –
entertainment, politics, gender roles
13 - Have read: Modern Drama and A Doll House pp. 1252-1305
Discussion: Realism, Naturalism,
Feminism and their application
Session 14 - In-class
dramatic film – TBA
15 - In-class presentations
Session 16 - Final
exam – Drama and comprehensive terminology
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claims posits asserts questions
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3. Avoid dropped quotes. Dropped quotes are quotations that lack introductions and/or explanations.
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