MWF 9:00 AM
Given the limits on our available time, we will read and discuss a series of representative texts while we attempt to understand more fully the intellectual environments associated with British Romanticism, Victorianism, Modernism . . . and a few later developments.
Additional information about course objectives can be found on the department webpage, http://libarts.mwsu.edu/english/.
Final grades in the class will be created from three sources:
1) Four exams will require answering brief questions regarding the assigned readings. We will discuss the format and scoring procedures before the first exam. The exam average will create 70% of the final grade.
2) Secondly, everyone will turn in three primary-source essays reacting to the materials we have studied. The essay average will be worth 20% of the final grade. PLEASE START THE ESSAYS EARLY, bring drafts in for help. This is an honors section, so members will want to be writing (and discussing their writing) at a level above that expected in other 2000-level sections.
3) In addition, I will ask everyone to arrive each day prepared to respond to questions or to approach me with issues to be discussed. Please maintain a participation log like the one attached to the syllabus, to keep track of all the times one has spoken with me in class. I need to see fifteen entries from someone expecting to receive full participation credit. This log will be turned in with the final exam, and will count for the final 10% of the grade.
In this class, the following numerical equivalents for final grades are used: A = 100-90%; B = 89-80%; C = 79-70%; D = 69-60%; F = 59-0%.
Final and intermediate drafts of written work must be typed. All essays will be submitted in MLA form.
By enrolling in this class, the student expressly grants MSU a “limited right” to all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
Unless specific arrangements have been made, I cannot accept late work.
Regular class attendance will be expected. Roll will be taken at every class. After the first cut, each additional two can lower the final grade one letter mark. Two late arrivals equal one cut. A late arrival will be defined as an arrival after I have taken roll.
Please see "Being Old-Fashioned," distributed on first class day.