English Composition II
Spring 2019

Instructor: Dr. George Wilkerson


CLASS SCHEDULE

NOTES:
  • The schedule below applies to two sections of the class: 10119, which meets Wednesday evenings and 10120, which meets Saturday morning. Where appropriate, the abbreviations W and S are used to indicate the section.
  • This Page is always in development and subject to change; check back frequently for updates.
  • Click HERE for a summary of assignments, due dates, and credit.
  • Between three and five unannounced quizzes on reading assignments will be given during the term. A quiz may not be 'made up' unless the absence was for a valid reason (e.g. death in the family, illness), in which case documentation must be provided.
  • Numbers in parenthesis refer to pages in the Sylvan Barnet text, Literature for Composition.
  • Be sure to check the available RESOURCES for materials helpful in producing your papers.
  • Click H E R E to order the textbook (Literature for Composition by Barnet, Burto, Cain, and Nixon). (Brave New World can be ordered online or purchased at the college bookstore; the ISBN number is 13 978-0-06-0776091)

WEEK 1 (1/15 & 1/17): INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY GENRES

WEEK 2 (1/22 & 1/24): INTERPRETATION AS AN ARGUMENT

    Part A: Interpretation and Meaning

    Part B: Discussion of The Chrysanthemums and Manuscript Form

WEEK 3 (1/29 & 1/31): CHARACTERS

    [Assignment 1 Due (A Summary and Interpretation of The Story of an Hour.) ]

    Part A: Characters

    • Protagonist (hero?)
    • Anatagonist (Villian?)
    • Round abd Flat Characters
    • Static and Dynamic Characters
    • Stereotypes
    • Character Exposition

    Part B: Discussion of The Cask of Amontillado

WEEK 4 (2/5 & 2/7): SETTING & POINT OF VIEW

    [Assignment 2 Due A summary and interpretation of and discussion of the characters in Salvation by Langston Hughes ]

    Part A: Settings

    Part B: Discussion of Point of View in A Rose for Emily

    WEEK 5 (2/12 & 2/14): CONFLICT

      [Assignment 3 Due A summary and interpretation of and discussion of the characters, setting, and point of view in The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams.]

      Part A: Conflicts and Resolutions

      Part B: Discussion of Desiree's Baby

WEEK 6 (2/19 & 2/21): LANGUAGE & TONE

WEEK 7 (2/26 & 2/28): THE NOVEL

    [Assignment 4 Due A summary and interpretation of and discussion of the characters, setting, point of view, conflict, language, and tone in Powder by Tobias Wolff ]

    Part A: Discussion of Brave New World

    Part B: Plays and Playwriting


    FOR THE NEXT CLASS,
      READ
      • Reading and Writing About Plays (547 - 553)

      • Types of Plays (547 - 549) and Elements of Drama (550 - 553)

      • TRIFLES

        A Play by by Susan Glaspell (443 - 452)

WEEK 8 (3/5 & 3/7)


    ]
WEEK 9 (3/12 & 3/14): "THE PLAY'S THE THING" WEEK 10 (3/19 & 3/21): Screenplays: Part I

    Part A:
          Film: Lonely Are the Brave (Part I)

    Part B:
          Film: Lonely Are the Brave (Part II)


      FOR THE NEXT CLASS

      READ

      WATCH

      SUBMIT:
      • A summary and interpretation of and discussion of the elements of a play or screenplay (characters, setting, conflict, point of view, language, and tone)

WEEK 11: (3/26 & 3/28) Screenplays: Part II

    [Assignment 5 Due A summary and interpretation of and discussion of the elements of a play or screenplay (characters, setting, conflict, point of view, language, and tone)]

    Part A: Discussion of Lonely Are the Brave.

    Part B: Grade Reviews


    FOR THE NEXT CLASS

    READ

    • The Speaker and the Poet [766]

    • The Language of Poetry: Diction and Tone [769]

    • Figurative Language [770]

    • Imagery and Symbolism [773]

    • Verbal Irony and Paradox [775]

    • Structure [775]

      Shall I compare Thee to a Summer's Day [342]

    WATCH & LISTEN


WEEK 12: (4/2 & 4/4) POETRY

WEEK 13: 4/9 & 11)MORE ABOUT POETRY

WEEK 14: 4/16 & 4/18)

  • FINAL EXAM: Analytical Paper on a short story to be assigned and written in class