Southeastern Louisiana University
Prerequisites: successful completion of English 102 or English 122. For first year students: a minimum combined ACT English and Composite score of 60 and advanced standing examinations. Credit for English 101 or 102 with grade P upon successful completion of the course.
1. To introduce the major world writers and their works from ancient times to the present;
2. To develop close reading and analytical skills;
3. To develop appreciation for the literary masterpieces of world literature;
4. To examine texts in terms of the literary/historical periods they represent;
5. To explore themes, structure, and relationships of the works;
6. To continue to emphasize writing and analysis skills through the assignment of journals, essay questions, and critical essays.
Textbooks and materials
The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition
Loose leaf paper, two plain pocket folders
You should collect all material related to the class in a two pocket folder and always bring it to class.
To pass the class you must pass the final exam and complete all the work.
Your final grade will be determined by the following:
|3 exams (100 points each)||30%|
|3 projects (100 points each)||30%|
|Total points available|
Grading scale: 100-90= A, 89-80=B, 79-70=C, 69-65= D, below 65= F
To make up an exam, you must provide a documented official excuse when you return to class. Quizzes cannot be made up. Late assignments are not accepted without documentd excuse.
Be prepared, be productive, and be focused. You should read the required selections before coming to class. Also you should bring the textbook to class in order to follow the instructor's explanations.
In taking this course, students understand that all required papers may be submitted to software available in Blackboard for the detection of plagiarism.
1. Students with a valid reason for missing class are responsible for obtaining class notes from other students and discussing with the instructor the feasibility of making up any missed exams and/or assignments. It is not always possible to make up some in-class assignments. Excessive absences will impact student's learning and, in some cases, can impact other students. Students are responsible for providing documentation of the reason for the absence no later than 2 class periods following the absence. If a student misses 10% or more sessions of any class (3 days) due to unexcused absences prior to the published withdrawal date (March 9, 2012), the instructor may withdraw the student with a grade of "W." Excessive unexcused absences after the withdrawal date can result in failure.
2. Do not distract the instructor and the class by coming in late or leaving early.
3. Only Southeastern's email addresses must be used to communicate with the instructor.
4. Students who turn in work other than their own will fail the course.
5. Free discussion, inquiry, and expression are encouraged in this class. However, students are expected to display respectful behavior towards the instructor and fellow classmates. Disruptive behavior that interferes with teaching and learning is not acceptable.
6. If you need extra help or you have problems completing your work, come see me during my office hours or make an appointment.
7. If you are a qualified student with a disability seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to self-identify with the office of Disability Services, Room 203, Student Union.
9. The final exam is onTuesday May 8, 2012 at 10:15-12:15.
This page was revised on January 9, 2012.