English 10C-1 - Spring, 2016

Literatures in English III: 1900 - Present

Class Information

Instructor: Stratton, Matthew
CRN: 42469
Time: TR 1:40-3:00
Location: 168 Hoagland

Description

    As the culminating course in a three-part series, ENL 10C is designed to prepare students majoring in English for advanced work in upper-division literary studies. Accordingly, in this reading-and writing-intensive course, we will be learning to read and to write in ways that will probably be both new and familiar: to evaluate written information both critically and aesthetically, to recognize and scrutinize the aspects of writing that are, by definition or convention, literary, and to develop a critical vocabulary that enables you to articulate your ideas in more precise, complicated, informed, and interesting ways. This critical vocabulary will include major literary and historical movements and events, genres, forms, and technical terms to describe both individual texts and family resemblances among texts written in English after 1900.

Grading

    * 500-word close-reading paper 10%
    * 1000-word close-reading paper 20%
    * 1500-word research paper 25%
    * Final Exam 20%
    * Quizzes (5 unannounced @ 2%) 10%
    * Participation (including theses, etc.) 15%
    * YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL REQUIREMENTS TO PASS THE CLASS

Texts

    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
    A Glossary of Literary Terms, M.H. Abrams
    Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
    Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, Ken Saro-Wiwa
    Course Reader