ENGL 2322 Syllabus, Syn 04648

British Literature
Anglo-Saxon Through 18th Century
ENGL 2322 - Summer 2012
Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm - 7:55pm
Cypress Creek Campus - Room 1118, CYP1
Instructor: Christine Rose
Synonym: 04648 003
Office Hours: 5-6pm M/W
Email Address: [email protected]
URL: http://www.austincc.edu/crose
Required Materials
Longman’s Anthology of British Literature (Vols 1abc). 4th edition. Ed. Roberts & Zweig
Reliable Internet access
Completion and credit for both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 (or their equivalents) with a grade
of “C” or better. Proof required in the form of a transcript or grade report. Instructor will verify.
Course Objectives
• To provide a working knowledge of the characteristics of various literary genres
• To develop analytical skills and critical thinking through reading, discussion, and
written assignments
• To broaden a student’s intercultural reading experience
• To deepen a student’s awareness of the universal human concerns that are the basis
for literary works
• To stimulate a greater appreciation of language as an artistic medium and of the
aesthetic principles that shape literary works
• To understand literature as an expression of human values within a historical and
social context
Course Grading
• Grading breakdown
o 10% Sonnet
o 20% Midterm Exam
o 30% Essays (3 of them for 10% each)
o 40% Final Exam
• A student not complying with these requirements may be withdrawn from the course
at any time up to the last official withdrawal date.
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You are responsible for the material you missed during your absence.
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Turning in Assignments
All writing assignments must be typewritten in MLA format. If you don’t have a computer at
home, ACC computers are available for your use. All assignments are due at the beginning of
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print your papers or to have a printer available at your home.
Late work is not accepted under any circumstances.
***Please follow MLA guidelines for paper headings, margins, spacing, and
documentation. Use Times New Roman, 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Double space
your entire paper. Do not quadruple space between paragraphs. You may print on both
sides of the paper.
Extra Credit
After the Midterm Exam, you will have the opportunity to choose from three different extra
credit assignments. An “A” will raise your grade 10 points, a “B” will raise it 5 points, and a “C”
2 points.
Cell Phone/Tobacco Policy
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You may not use any tobacco products in my class.
I will ask you to leave the classroom if you violate these requests.
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Activity Schedule
MAY 30
Introduction to Course
Discuss/Demonstrate Blackboard
Discuss MLA formatting and Grammar
The Middle Ages 7-32
Beowulf (32-107)
Ethnic and Religious Encounters (153-4)
Bede’s Ecclesiastical History (154-160)
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (167-8)
“Wulf and Eadwacer” and “The Wife’s Lament” (176-8)
Anglo-Saxon Riddles (178-181)
Arthurian Legend.
Arthurian Myth in the History of Britain (182-3)
Geoffrey of Monmouth (183-4)
“History of the Kings of Britain” (184-194)
Gerald of Wales, “The Instruction of Princes” (194-6)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (219-277)
Arthurian Legend.
Marie de France (200-219)
Le Morte D’Artur (Malory 277-307)
Responses (308-312)
Middle Ages. The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer (312-317)
“The General Prologue” (318-357)
Middle Ages. The Canterbury Tales
“The Miller’s Tale” (358-374)
“The Wife of Bath’s Prologue (375-394)
Middle Ages. The Canterbury Tales
“The Wife of Bath’s Tale (394-403)
“The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale” (403-419)
Introduction to Renaissance. Iambic Pentameter. Tudor History.
The Early Modern Period. (627-649)
MIDTERM EXAM (in testing center)
Renaissance. Poetry. Sonnets.
The English Sonnet and Sonnet Sequences (665-6)
“The Long Love, That in My Thought Doth Harbor” (Wyatt 667)
“Love That Doth Reign and Live Within...” (Howard 670)
“Sonnet 61” (Drayton 701)
“Forget Not Yet” (Wyatt 704)
“So Cruel Prison” (Howard 709)
“To the Memory of My Beloved...” (Jonson 1573)
“A Velediction: Forbidding Mourning” (Donne 1598)
“The Ecstasy” (Donne 1599)
“Sonnet 84” (Wroth 1617)
“To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” (Herrick 1622)
Shakespeare (1199-1203)
Sonnet 18 (1204)
Sonnet 29 (1205)
Sonnet 116 (1211)
Sonnet 130 (1213)
Drama. Shakespeare.
Hamlet Act I
Drama. Shakespeare.
Hamlet Act II - III
Drama. Shakespeare.
Hamlet Act IV - V
Essay on Hamlet DUE. MLA Format.
Long Verse. Milton. (1698-1701)
Paradise Lost, Book 1 (1727-1747)
Long Verse. Milton.
Paradise Lost, Book 2 (1748-1772)
The Restoration and the 18th Century (1985-2009)
Samuel Pepys Diary (2010-2027)
Mary Astell, Some Reflections on Marriage (2283-2293)
Daniel Defoe (2293-5)
A Journal of the Plague Year (2302-2309)
Swift. (2337-2339)
Gulliver’s Travels (2370-1; 2381-2410)
Gulliver’s Travels (2410-2426)
“A Modest Proposal” (2431-2438)
Letters to/from Pope (2427-2430)
Pope. (2438-2440)
“An Essay on Criticism” (Pope 2441-2458)
“The Rape of the Lock” (2470-2491)
AUG 13
Essay on Gulliver’s Travels DUE
Extra Credit Essays DUE. MLA Format.
Review for Final Exam
AUG 15
FINAL EXAM (in testing center)