|Dr. L. Adam Mekler
Humanities 202: 101
Office: Holmes 228
Office Phone: (443) 885-4032
Class Homepage: http://l-adam-mekler.com/202sumlinks.htm
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In addition to assigned readings, which must be completed
before coming to class, there will be one (1) brief (500
word minimum) critical response paper and one (1) documented research paper (2000 word minimum)
that uses a minimum of eight documented sources, six of which must
be secondary sources. There will also be one set of homework
questions that must be completed near the end of the session,
completion of which will help to satisfy your participation grade.
You will also take part in a group presentation of a minimum
thirty minutes to be given during the second part of the course. There will also be a
mid-term and a final examination.
|Critical Response Paper||10%|
Homework Q's (in addition to the Required Q's described above)
Each day, you may hand in written responses to ten (10) homework and discussion questions for the text assigned for THAT day only. Every three (3) sets of questions will give you one (1) bonus point, up to a possible total of five (5) to be added to your final average. There is no half-credit: fewer than 10 questions will receive NO credit.
Literary Terms (See List )
Europe and the New World
"It was the morning of that blessed day"
|29||Shakespeare, Othello, Acts. 1-2, (O): 1-50|
||Shakespeare, Othello, Acts 3-4, (O): 50-98|
||Shakespeare, Othello, Act 5 and wrap-up (O): 99-117|
||Democratic Revolutions, (NA):
“On Being Brought From Africa”
"To His Excellency George Washington"
Walker, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”
||Equiano, Chs. 1-3,
from Chs. 4 and 5,
||Douglass, (NA): 512-17
Narrative of the Life, Chs. 1-9, (NA): 517-42
||Douglass, (NA): 512-17
Narrative of the Life, Chs. 10-Appendix, (NA): 542-74
Grammar Review Exercise
Discussion of Critical Response Papers
Last Day to Drop Class
||MIDTERM EXAMINATION (See review )|
|11||The World of Haiku,
|12||Postwar and Postcolonial Literature,
|13||Modernity and Modernism,
Kafka, (NA): 1201-35
|16||Discussion of Research Papers
Class Will Meet in Holmes 119
Research Paper Topics Due (See Topics )
Critical Response Paper Due (500 word min.)
|17||Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Introduction (Recommended), (TFA): ix-xxii
(Part One), (TFA): 3-74
|18||Achebe, Things Fall Apart (Parts Two & Three), (TFA): 75-117|
|19||Lyric Poetry in the Long 19th. Century, (NA):
||Chopin, The Awakening
Chs. 1-20, pp.1-43
|23||Chopin, Chs. 21-39, pp. 43-82
|24||Native American Literature:
"Navajo Night Chant", NA): 998-1001 (and )
Welch, "The Man from Washington"
Ray Young Bear, "One Chip of Human Bone"
Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks, Ch. 3
Last Day to Submit Final Research Paper Topics
** No Paper Will Be Accepted if Topic is Not APPROVED by Today **
|30||Research Paper Due
Last Day To Hand in ANY Work for the Course!!
Last Day To Hand in ANY Excuses for Lates or Absences!!
It was the
morning of that blessed day
Of your swift eyes: that
seemed no time to stay
Love caught me naked to his
shaft, his sheaf,
The constant gate
and fountain of my grief:
Sonnet #18: "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?"
compare thee to a summer's day?
|Sonnet #130: "My
Mistress's Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun"
mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;