English 45A: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (CHAUCER TO MILTON)

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Section and TA Information

Semester Syllabus (subject to change)

Eng 45A/2 Literature in English Fall 2008, 60 Evans, Lectures MW 10-11

W Jan 17  Introduction: Chaucer's language
F     19  Section: Chaucer's Language

M     22  Chaucer, life and works; Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
W     24  General Prologue
F     26  Section: General Prologue

M     29  General Prologue; Knight's Tale Book 1
W     31  Knight's Tale Book 2
F Feb  2  Section: General Prologue

M      5  Knight's Tale Book 3
W      7  Knight's Tale Book 4
F      9  Section: Knight's Tale

M     12  Miller's P&T, Reeve's P&T
W     14  Wife of Bath's P&T
F     16  Section: Chaucer

M     19 President's Day Holiday - No Classes; Offices Closed
W     21  Clerk's P&T; Franklin's P&T
F     23  Section: Chaucer

M     26  Pardoner's P&T
W     28  Nun's Priest's P&T; Retraction
F Mar  2  Section: Chaucer

M      5  Midterm Exam
W      7  Skelton, Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Poems
F      9  Section: Poetry

M     12  Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
W     14  Spenser, life, language, and works; Amoretti
F     16  Section: Dr. Faustus

M     19  Spenser, Faerie Queene (Book I)
M     21  Faerie Queene
F     23  Section: Faerie Queene

SPRING BREAK

M Apr  2  Faerie Queene
W      4  Faerie Queene
F      6  Section: Faerie Queene

M      9  Donne, Songs and Sonnets
W     11  Donne, Holy Sonnets
F     13  Section: Donne

M     16  Milton, life, language, and works; Poems
W     18  Milton,  Paradise Lost
F     20  Section: Paradise Lost

M     23  Paradise Lost
W     25  Paradise Lost
F     27  Section: Paradise Lost

M     30  Paradise Lost
W May  2  Paradise Lost
F      4  Section: Paradise Lost

M      7  REVIEW

Final Examination: Saturday, 19 May, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Section 201 (28517): F 1-2, 121 Wheeler  TA: Helga Erickson
Section 202 (28520): F 1-2,  24 Wheeler  TA: Kathryn Evans
Section 203 (28523): F 1-2,  20 Wheeler  TA: Michael Farry
Section 204 (28525): F 1-2,  30 Wheeler  TA: Matthew Ritchie

Paper topics and deadlines will be set in section.  No re-writes
for improved grades; instructors will be happy, however, to look
at drafts in advance of deadlines.

Final grades will be calculated as follows (with reductions for
excessive absences):

Quiz totals           =   5%
2 papers @ 15% & 20%  =  35%
Midterm exam          =  15%
Final exam            =  25%
Section grade         =  20% (=55% including papers) 
TOTAL                 = 100%

Notes and Admonitions on class business

1) You are expected to have read each assignment in advance of the class-period in which that assignment is discussed.

2) Class participation in this English 45A is mandatory. Attendance will be taken often in lecture, and always in Friday section. More than two unexcused absences in lecture and more than one unexcused absence in section will result in a reduction of your final grade by one grade step (e.g., from B to B-) for each such absence. (Persistent tardiness will accumulate as unexcused absences.) Do not skip section or class on the day a paper is due for the sake of completing the paper!

3) Several readings will be organized during the semester, late-afternoons and evenings. Although you are not required to attend, you are urged to participate in at least one reading.

4) You are reminded of the Department of English policy regarding plagiarism.

5) Final admonition: You are required to read all assignments over the semester. The mid-term and final examinations will be designed to test whether you have done the required reading. Failure to accomplish the required reading will be grounds for a failing final grade regardless of how well you may do in other aspects of this course.

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