ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

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ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ENGL102SYLLABUS
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. William J. Au Coin
Spring 2011
OFFICE: T 329 Brockton OFFICE HOURS: M,W,F 11:00
PHONE: Ext. 1829
ENGLISH COMP. II WEB SITE : http://www.billaucoin.com/login/EnglishCompTwo2.htm
EMAIL: [email protected]
MCC Online Library Password: 29894000246184
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A course designed to strengthen the student's skill as a writer and to focus on analysis and argument.
Assignments will include critical examination of literature and the techniques of the research essay.
Emphasis is on writing as a part of the process of thinking and writing.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Students will develop higher-level writing skills.
2. Students will develop the ability to analyze a piece of literature.
3. Students will develop the ability to present a persuasive analysis argument.
4. Students will develop the ability to write a research paper.
5. Students will develop and appreciation of literature and its
value for understanding life and the essence of being.
TEACHING PROCEDURE:
Hybrid
TEXTS:
Barnet, Berman, Cain, An Introduction to Literature, 16th ed., Pearson
Hacker, Rules for Writers, 6th Edition
PAPERS:
Students will be required to complete: All Student Journal entries, 10 one page Research Reports, 1
analysis essays and 1 research paper. All essays will be a minimum of 600 words and should contain no
major errors. All essays and papers must be typed. Details of the research paper will be explained.
GRADING WEIGHT:
Journal
Analysis essay
Research Reports
Research paper
Mid-term
Final exam
30%
10%
15%
15%
20%
10%
ATTENDANCE POLICY:
Students must attend class if behind on their work.
ASSIGNMENTS:
All papers are due one week from assignment date to maintain eligibility for an A or B grade.
Week 1/24/11
Introduction
Analysis theory & Essay development process
Introduction to Short Stories
Analysis of Short Stories: Plot, Setting, Characters, Tone,
Style, Theme, Meaning
Week 1/31/11
Analysis of Short Stories: Irony, Message, Meaning
"Parable of the Good Samaritan", Luke (Internet)
"Parable of the Prodigal Son", Luke, p.37
"Araby", James Joyce, p. 412
Research design, procedure and documentation
Week 2/7/11
Analysis of Short Stories: Symbolism, , Metaphor, and Foreshadowing
"Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin, p. 67
"The Lottery," Shirley Jackson, p. 431
"Desiree's Baby," Kate Chopin p.115
Library Research report #1
Week 2/14/11
Analysis of Short Stories: Allegory,
"The Stolen Party," Liliana Heker (Internet)
"Guests of a Nation," Frank O'Connor, (Internet)
"The Three Questions," Leo Tolstoy (Internet)
Library Research report #2
Week 2/21/11
"Before the Law," Franz Kafka (Internet)
"Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne, p. 154
"Livvie," Eudora Welty (Internet)
Library Research report #3
Week 2/28/11
Introduction to Poetry
Analysis of selected poems
Poetry Techniques/Figurative Language/Terms
Library Research report #4
Week 3/7/11
Analysis of selected poems
Library Research report #5
Week 3/14/11
Spring Break
Week 3/21/11
Midterm Exam
Week 3/28/11
Essay #1
Analysis of selected poems
Library Research report #6
Week 4/4/11
Analysis of selected poems
Library Research report #7
Week 4/11/11
Research Paper Overview
Introduction to Drama
Elements of, terms, structure, development
Library Research report #8
Week 4/18/11
Analysis of:
"Oedipus Rex" Sophocles, p. 910
Library Research report #9
Week 4/25/11
Analysis of:
"Antigone" Sophocles, p. 953
Library Research report #10
Week 5/2/10
Review Final Exam
Movie Antigone
Week 5/9/10
Final Exam
Poem List 2011
An Introduction to Literature, Barnet, Berman, Burto 16th
ed.
Poetry Selections English Composition II
1."Poetry," Carol Moore (Internet)
2."Metaphors," Sylvia Plath p.620
3."The Unknown Citizen," W.H.,Auden p.779
4."Snake," D.H Lawrence (Internet)
5."Digging," Seamus Heaney p.629
6."The World Is Too Much with Us" William Wordsworth p.830
7."How Do I Love Thee Percy Bysshe Shelley" p.551
8."The Spring and the Edna St.Vincent-Millay " p.583
9."Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink" Edna
St.Vincent-Millay p.657
10."To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell p.652
11."Barbie Doll," Marge Percy p.614
12."Rite of Passage," Sharon Olds p. 816
13."Eleanor Rigby," John Lennon and Paul McCartney p. 566
14."Ethics," Linda Pastan p. 89
15."The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost p. 752
16."The Master," Frederick Morgan (Internet)
17."When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer," Walt Whitman
p.687
18. "I Tell Them I'm a Liberal Arts Major," Carol Evans
(Internet)
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