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English 2111.19 schedule, spring 2017

Updated 4/4/17

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice when making changes in the schedule.

Unit
Lesson
Dates
Readings
Assignments
 
 Introduction to course
Jan. 9-12

Course syllabus
21XX syllabus supplement
2000-4000 grading

Student info form (online)
Syllabus quiz (in D2L) 

 
 Drop/Add ends
Jan. 12
 Drop/Add ends
 
1
Gilgamesh
Jan. 12-17

Definition of Plagiarism
Plagiarism pledge
Simple Stuff
  
 Norton Anthology Vol. A:
   Gilgamesh
, pp. 95-151

 
2
 The Odyssey, part 1
Jan. 17-23
Golden rules
Elements of fiction
Elements of poetry

Homer headnote, pp. 222-23, 226-29
   The Odyssey
, 332-477
Terminology test (in D2L) 
3
 The Odyssey, part 2
Jan. 24-30

Nuggets
The Odyssey, 477-622

 
4
 Oedipus the King
Jan. 31-Feb. 6

Quotations
Sophocles headnote, 701-5
   Oedipus the King
, 707-47

 
5
Medea
Feb. 7-13
Word problems
Euripides headnote 783-86
   Medea
786-822
  Writing matters test (D2L)
6
The Aeneid
Feb. 14-20
 Norton:  Virgil headnote, 960-64
   Aeneid excerpts, 964-1027

Paper 1 assigned 
MX
Midterm exam
Feb. 21
 
Midterm exam 
7
Song of Roland
Feb. 21-27
Norton Vol B:
  
Song of Roland
excerpts, 219-84
Paper 1 proposal due
8
The 1001 Nights
Feb. 28-March 5
The Thousand and One Nights excerpts 552-82
Paper 1 due
 
 Spring break
March 6-12
 Spring break
 Spring break
 
 Withdrawal deadline
March 15
 Last day to withdraw with "W" grade
 
9
 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
March 13-20
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight 725-80
 
10
Inferno, part 1
March 21-27
 Norton: Dante headnote, 387-91
   Inferno, 392-447

Paper 1 corrections

11
Inferno, part 2
March 28-April 3
Norton: Inferno, 447-511
Paper 1 corrections
12
Don Quixote
April 4-10
Norton Vol C:
Cervantes headnote, 381-86
   Don Quixote, 386-426, 451-73
Paper 2 assigned
13
Hamlet, part 1
April 11-17
 Norton: Shakespeare headnote, 652-56
    Hamlet, 656-700
Paper 2 proposal due
14
Hamlet, part 2
April 18-24

 Norton: Hamlet, 700-51

Paper 2 due
15
Paradise Lost
April 25-May 1
Norton: Milton headnote, 770-73
   Norton: Paradise Lost excerpt, 814-42

 

FX
Final exam
May 3-4
  

Final exam
Paper rewrites due