MW 12:30-1:50; PY 202
“A survey of English literature from its seventh century beginnings through the neoclassical era. Emphasis is on the works of principal authors as they reflect literary and historical backgrounds.” Our class is designed to introduce students to the birth of English literature. Of particular concern to us is the determination of how that literature is influenced by the larger social, historical, and cultural concerns of England and its writers. We will approach literature chronologically, beginning with the Medieval Era and moving forward into the Renaissance and the Restoration in order to follow the evolution of English literature.
Close Reading Paper 15%
Annotated Bibliography Project 15%
Critical Response Paper 15%
Exams (3 -15% each) 45%
Class Activities, Quizzes 10%
F: 0-59, D: 60-69, C: 70-79, B: 80-89, A: 90-100
Unless otherwise specified, essays should be typed, double-spaced on bond paper, according to MLA referencing guidelines. Papers that are not stapled or paper clipped will not be accepted.
Completion of Assignments and Late Papers
You must complete all assignments in the sequence outlined on this syllabus in order to receive a passing grade in this course.
You are required to submit assignments to me in class on due dates listed on this syllabus. Late submission of assignments will result in a deduction of 10 points per day late. Papers submitted outside of class (for example, left under the door or left in the wrong office) will receive a grade of zero.
"As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."
From the Student Handbook
“Academic Dishonesty: Cheating, collusion, and plagiarism (the act of using source material of other persons, either published or unpublished, without following the accepted techniques of crediting, or the submission for credit of work not the individual’s to whom credit is given). Additional guidelines on procedures in these matters may be found in the Dean of Students office.
a. The term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the university faculty or staff.
b. The term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
c. The term “collusion” means collaboration with another person in preparing work offered for credit of that collaboration is not authorized by the faculty member in charge.”
For additional Policies please see the print version of the syllabus.