Survey of British Literature II


  2. A. Course Title: Survey of British Literature II
    B. Course Number: EN 223A - 30546
    C. Semester: Fall 2018
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Townsend, Jill
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    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)
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    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.




    Greenblatt, Stephen,et al., editors. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume II. 9th
    ed. W.W. Norton, 2013.
    ISBN: 978-0393912487


    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%

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    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.


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    Week One: MON 10-15-18 to SUN 10-21-18

    Module Zero

    Module One

    Module Two: Fiction
    Raymond Carver, “Cathedral” p. 32
    Grace Paley, “A Conversation with My Father” p. 67
    Discussion #1
    Reading Response #1

    Week Two: MON 10-22-18 to SUN 10-28-18
    Module Three: Fiction
    Edith Wharton, “Roman Fever” p. 115
    Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find” p. 470
    Discussion #2
    Exam #1

    Module Four: Fiction
    Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” p. 184
    Stephen Crane, “The Open Boat” p. 387
    Discussion #3
    Reading Response #2

    Week Three: MON 10-29-18 to SUN 11-4-18
    Module Five: Fiction
    Jhumpa Lahiri, “The Interpreter of Maladies” p. 446
    Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” p. 523
    Discussion #4
    Exam #2

    Module Six: Fiction
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” p. 523
    Discussion #5
    Reading Response #3

    Week Four: Fiction MON 11-5-18 to SUN 11-11-18
    Module Seven:
    “Yellow Wallpaper” continued
    William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” p. 628
    Discussion #6
    Exam #3

    Module Eight: Research
    Paper brainstorming, pre-writing, outlining
    Research Paper Pre-Work (topic, brainstorming, outline)

    Week Five: Research MON 11-12-18 to SUN 11-18-18
    Module Nine:
    Research Paper Rough Draft

    Module Ten: Research

    Week Six: Poetry MON 11-19-18 to SUN 11-25-18
    Module Eleven:
    Poetry Introduction
    Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Richard Cory” p. 703
    Wm Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud” p. 705
    Billy Collins, “Divorce” p. 708
    Bruce Springsteen, “Nebraska” p. 709
    Discussion #7
    Reading Response #4

    Module Twelve: Poetry
    Dorothy Parker, “A Certain Lady” p. 742
    Walt Whitman, “I celebrate myself, and sing myself” p. 743
    Langston Hughes, “Ballad of the Landlord” p. 744
    Robert Frost, “Design” p. 939
    Discussion #8
    Exam #4

    Week Seven: Poetry MON 11-26-18 to SUN 12-2-18
    Module Thirteen:
    W.H. Auden, “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” p. 802
    Philip Larkin, “This Be the Verse” p.817
    Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz” p. 825
    Kay Ryan, “Blandeur” p. 831
    Discussion #9

    Module Fourteen: Drama
    Intro to Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire p. 1817

    Week Eight: Module Fifteen: Drama MON 12-3-18 to FRI 12-7-18
    Streetcar, continued
    Discussion #10

    Module Sixteen: Drama
    Reading Response #5

    FINAL EXAM: Final Exam Week MON 12-10, 12am MST to TUE 12-11, 11:59pm MST
    Exam #5


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    LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW: Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018

    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.

    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 exams. 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 assigned in this class 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 2-3 other academic sources, for a total of 3-4. Instructions for locating and citing your sources will be presented in a later Module.

    Week One: MON 8-20-18 to SUN 8-26-18
    Module Zero & Module One: Course Information / Syllabus / Introductory assignments

    Week Two: MON 8-27-18 to SUN 9-2-18
    Module Two: Fiction Olaudah Equiano, from Chapter 3 of The Interesting Narrative, p.99
    Elizabeth Gaskell, “The Old Nurse’s Story,” p. 1260
    Discussion #1
    Reading Response #1

    Week Three: MON 9-3-18 to SUN 9-9-18
    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
    Discussion #2
    Exam #1

    Week Four: MON 9-10-18 to SUN -16-18
    Module Four: Fiction James Joyce, “Araby,” p. 2278
    Katherine Mansfield, “The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” p. 2568
    Discussion #3
    Reading Response #2

    Week Five: MON 9-17-18 to SUN 9-23-18
    Module Five: Fiction Doris Lessing, “To Room Nineteen,” p. 2759
    Alice Munro, “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” p. 2843
    Discussion #4
    Exam #2

    Week Six: MON 9-24-18 to SUN 9-30-18
    Module Six: Fiction Margaret Atwood, “Miss July Grows Older,” p. 2981
    Zadie Smith, “The Waiter’s Wife,” p. 3057
    Discussion #5
    Reading Response #3

    Week Seven: MON 10-1-18 to SUN 10-7-18
    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 10-8-18 to SUN 10-14-18
    Module Eight: Research Paper Rough Draft

    Week Nine: MON 10-15-18 to SUN 10-21-18
    Module Nine: Research RESEARCH PAPER DUE

    Week Ten: MON 10-22-18 to SUN 10-28-18
    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
    Discussion #6
    Exam #3

    Week Eleven: MON 10-29-18 to SUN 11-4-18
    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
    Discussion #7
    Reading Response #4

    Week Twelve: MON 11-5-18 to SUN 11-11-18
    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
    Discussion #8

    Week Thirteen: MON 11-12-18 to SUN 11-18-18
    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
    Discussion #9
    Exam #4

    Week Fourteen: MON 11-19-18 to SUN 11-25-18 Thanksgiving Week
    Module Fourteen: Drama Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, p. 1733

    Week Fifteen: MON 11-26-18 to SUN 12-2-18
    Module Fifteen: Drama Earnest, Continued
    Discussion #10

    Week Sixteen: MON 12-3-18 to FRI 12-7-18
    Module Sixteen: Drama Harold Pinter, The Dumb Waiter, p. 2815
    Reading Response #5

    Final Exam Week MON Dec-10 through TUE Dec 11th
    Exam #5