ENGLISH COMPOSITION II ENGL102- SYLLABUS INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. William J. AuCoin
Spring 2009 OFFICE:
T 329 Brockton
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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.
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.
Discussion, Fieldwork, Lecture
Barnet, Berman, Cain, An Introduction to Literature, 15th ed., Pearson Any MLA guide for writing research papers.
Students will be required to complete: 10 one page Research Reports, 3 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.
Analysis essays 25% Research Reports 10% Research paper 10% Attendance/effort and class participation 20% Mid-term 25% Final exam 10%
Students are required to complete all assigned work by the end of the semester.
All papers are due one week from assignment date to maintain eligibility for an A or B grade.
Week of 1/20/09
Introduction Analysis theory & Essay development process Introduction to Short Stories Analysis of Short Stories: Plot, Setting, Characters, Tone, Style, Theme, Meaning
Week of 1/26/09
Analysis of Short Stories: Irony, Message, Meaning "Parable of the Good Samaritan", Luke (Internet) "Parable of the Prodigal Son", Luke, p.11 "Araby", James Joyce, p. 412 Research design, procedure and documentation
Week of 2/2/09
Analysis of Short Stories: Symbolism, , Metaphor, and Foreshadowing "Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin, p. 50 "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson, p. 193 "Desiree's Baby," Kate Chopin p.104 Library Research report #1
Week of 2 /9/09
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 of 2 /16/09
Essay #1 Before the Law," Franz Kafka (Internet) "Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne, p. 152 "Livvie," Eudora Welty (Internet) Library Research report #4
Week of 2 /23/09
Introduction to Poetry Analysis of selected poems Poetry Techniques/Figurative Language/Terms Library Research report #5
Week of 3 /2/09
Analysis of selected poems Library Research report #6
Week of 3 /9/09
Week of 3 /16/09
Week of 3/23/09
Analysis of selected poems Library Research report #7
Week of 3/30/09
Analysis of selected poems Library Research report #8
Week of 4/6/09
Research Paper Overview Introduction to Drama Elements of, terms, structure, development Library Research report #9
Week of 4/13/09
Performance and analysis of: Oedipus Rex Sophocles, p. 1019 Library Research report #10
Week of 4/20/09
Performance and Analysis of: Antigone Sophocles, p. 1062 Research Papers Due
Week of 4/27/09
Oedipus and Antigone Analysis
Week of 5/4/09
Final Exam Review
1."Poetry," Carol Moore (Internet) 2."Metaphors," Sylvia Plath p.671 3."The Unknown Citizen," W.H.,Auden p.880 4."Snake," D.H Lawrence (Internet) 5."Digging," Seamus Heaney p.678 6."The World Is Too Much with Us" William Wordsworth p.940 7."How Do I Love Thee Percy Bysshe Shelley" (Internet) 8."The Spring and the Edna St.Vincent-Millay " (Internet) 9."Love Is Not All: It Is Not Meat nor Drink" Edna St.Vincent-Millay p.713 10."To His Coy Mistress" Andrew Marvell p.707 11."Barbie Doll," Marge Percy p.664 12."Rites of Passage," Sharon Olds p. 922 13."Eleanor Rigby," John Lennon and Paul McCartney p. 610 14."Ethics," Linda Pastan (Internet) 15."The Road Not Taken," Robert Frost p. 835 16."The Master," Frederick Morgan (Internet) 17."When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer," Walt Whitman p.748 18. "I Tell Them I'm a Liberal Arts Major," Carol Evans (Internet)