NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Survey of British Literature II
|A.||Course Title:||Survey of British Literature II|
|B.||Course Number:||EN 223A - 30546|
|J.||Office Hours:||Please email for appointment.|
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
|L.||Prerequisite(s):||EN 113 (Composition and Rhetoric) and EN 123 (Composition and Literature)|
This course offers a study of the development of British literature from the eighteenth century to the present. It is designed to offer a broad cultural awareness of literature in the English language. Emphasis is placed on enriching the students’ critical appreciation of literature. Readings, reports, and writings are required. This is a three credit hour course. Prerequisite: EN 123
This course fulfills NMJC’s general education requirement for a sophomore level humanities elective. This course articulates to most colleges and universities which require a sophomore literature component; in addition, it transfers as an elective to most institutions which do not require the sophomore literature component.
Students who wish to pursue English as a major or minor are usually required to take this survey class.
The Harbrace Essentials (ISBN 978-1337284677)
Greenblatt, Stephen,et al., editors. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume II. 9th
ed. W.W. Norton, 2013.
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
Reading Responses (5) 25%
Reading Exams (5) 25%
Discussion Board (10) 20%
Research Paper 30%
Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.
Tips for Success in Online Courses:
1. Log in to class regularly.
2. Pay attention.
3. Take notes.
4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
7. Read the text.
8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
Students will be able to:
• recognize, interpret, analyze, discuss, and criticize the masterpieces of literature created during specified periods.
• identify, distinguish, and evaluate authors of different time periods.
• describe, interpret, organize, and evaluate knowledge of the historical time periods and their relationships to the authors and their masterpieces.
• analyze the relationship of British authors and their works according to literary periods, to their creator(s), and to their fellow men.
• trace the development of one literary period as a reaction to the preceding period.
• recognize the similarities of man’s experience in each era and correlate that period with the present.
• analyze the philosophical characteristics of the authors and their works in reaction to the cultural aspects of the period.
Students should be able to:
• Demonstrate continued proficiency in EN 123 course objectives.
• Analyze literary works for elements, such as theme, character, plot, setting, symbolism, tone, and imagery.
• Recognize, interpret, analyze, discuss, criticize, and evaluate works of literature created during the period.
• Identify, distinguish, and evaluate authors of the period.
• Interpret, organize, and evaluate knowledge of the period and its relationship to the authors and their works.
• Recognize and use the relevant vocabulary of literary criticism and analysis.
If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.
Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.
You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.
Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.
Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.
If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.
The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.
Online Learning Environment
By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
The following outline is intended to provide you with an overview of the semester. You will receive detailed instructions on assignments in each Canvas learning module, and due dates always appear in Canvas.
Weekly modules are opened on Mondays at 12am and are closed, with the due date on the following Sunday, at 11:59pm, unless otherwise stated.
ALL DUE DATES ARE IN MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME
Reading Responses (5) 25%
Reading Exams (5) 25%
Discussion Board (10) 20%
Research Paper 30%
Reading Responses: There will be 5 reading responses. A required length of 400-500 words, the response should be a well-thought reply to a posted question. Grammar and sentence structure factor as heavily as content. Parenthetical citations are required. This includes citing either the text itself, or an outside, scholarly source.
Reading Exams: There will be 5 reading quizzes. Short essay, multiple choice, and T/F.
Discussion Board: There will be 10 discussion boards. A required length of 250 words, the discussions will be an original posting covering the week’s readings. In addition to your own posting, you must respond to at least two posting created by your classmates. Please make your reply to someone else’s post more than, “I agree,” or “I disagree.” Elaborate, expand, explain your answer. Your response to your classmates is part of your grade. Parenthetical citations are required. This includes citing either the text itself, or an outside, scholarly source.
Research Paper: 4-5 pages in length, Word formatted, Times New Roman, 12-point font, and 1” margins, formatted for MLA. Students will select a short fiction story from weeks 2-6 in order to prepare a research paper. You should count the story itself as one source, since you should include direct quotes from the story in your paper, but you need 2 other academic sources, for a total of 3. Instructions for locating and citing your sources will be presented in Module 7.
Week One: MON 8-21-17 to SUN 8-27
Module Zero & Module One: Course Information / Syllabus / Introductory assignments
Week Two: MON 8-28-17 to SUN 9-3
Module Two: Fiction Olaudah Equiano, from Chapter 3 of The Interesting Narrative, p.99
Elizabeth Gaskell, “The Old Nurse’s Story,” p. 1260
Reading Response #1
Week Three: MON 9-4 to SUN 9-10
Module Three: Fiction Charles Darwin, from Chapter 3 of The Origin of Species, p. 1560
Sarah Ellis, “The Women of England: Their Social Duties and Domestic Habits,” p. 1610
John Ruskin, from Of Queens’ Gardens, p. 1614
Week Four: MON 9-11 to SUN 9-17
Module Four: Fiction James Joyce, “Araby,” p. 2278
Katherine Mansfield, “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” p. 2568
Reading Response #2
Week Five: MON 9-18 to SUN 9-24
Module Five: Fiction Doris Lessing, “To Room Nineteen,” p. 2759
Alice Munro, “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” p. 2843
Week Six: MON 9-25 to SUN 10-1
Module Six: Fiction Margaret Atwood, “Miss July Grows Older,” p. 2981
Zadie Smith, “The Waiter’s Wife,” p. 3057
Reading Response #3
Week Seven: MON 10-2 to SUN 10-8
Module Seven: Research Paper assignment instructions, examples
Picking a topic to research
Finding and correctly utilizing scholarly sources
Paper brainstorming, pre-writing, outlining
Week Eight: MON 10-9 to SUN 10-15
Module Eight: Research Paper Rough Draft
Week Nine: MON 10-16 to SUN 10-22
Module Nine: Research RESEARCH PAPER DUE
Week Ten: MON 10-23 to SUN 10-29
Module Ten: Poetry William Blake, “The Lamb,” p. 120
William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper,” p. 128
Robert Burns, “Auld Lang Syne,” p. 173
Wm. Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud,” p. 334
Lord Byron, “She walks in beauty,” p. 617
Reading Response #4
Week Eleven: MON 10-30 to SUN 11-5
Module Eleven: Poetry Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias,”p. 776
John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” p. 923
Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess,” p. 1282
Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach,” p. 1387
Week Twelve: MON 11-6 to SUN 11-12
Module Twelve: Poetry Christina Rossetti, “”No, Thank You, John,”” p. 1508
Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Pied Beauty,” p. 1551
A.E. Housman, “To an Athlete Dying Young,” p. 2013
W.B. Yeats, “Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop,” p. 2108
Week Thirteen: MON 11-13 to SUN 11-19
Module Thirteen: Poetry Stevie Smith, “Not Waving but Drowning,” p. 2601
Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night,” p. 2703
Philip Larkin, “Ambulances,” p. 2784
Ted Hughes, “Crow’s Last Stand,” p. 2813
Week Fourteen: MON 11-20 to SUN 11-26 Thanksgiving Week
Module Fourteen: Drama Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, p. 1733
Week Fifteen: MON 11-27 to SUN 12-3
Module Fifteen: Drama Earnest, Continued
Week Sixteen: MON 12-4 to FRI 12-8
Module Sixteen: Drama Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter, p. 2815
Week Seventeen: MON Dec-11 through WED Dec 13th Final Exam Week