English 205:
Class Schedule

Instructor: Ann Warren
Office: NEA 297
Phone: (310) 233-4250
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9-9:30 a.m., and by appointment
E-mail: annw708@gmail.com

Course Schedule: Week 1 Course Schedule: Weeks 2-5 Course Schedule: Weeks 6-9 Course Schedule: Weeks 10-15 Course Schedule: Final Exam

 

Week 1 Aug. 28-Sept. 3 INTRODUCTION
Introduction to English Literature
The Role of Poetry in Early Cultures
Writing About Literature
Go to Lecture 1
No Discussion Questions due this week

Check out the English 205 Message Board and introduce yourself to the class:

We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the "Discussions" link on the left side of the screen:

Discussion Board

Reading: Bede, "Caedmon's Hymn"
"The Dream of the Rood"
"The Wanderer"
"The Wife's Lament"
Week 2 Sept. 5-10
Old English Literature
Go to Lecture 2
Go to Discussion Questions 1
Reading: Beowulf This is a very long poem; read the whole thing. You will find it in the Resources section on ETUDES.
(If you would prefer to listen, there's a YouTube version here: Beowulf)
Week 3 Sept. 11-17
The Middle Ages
Go to Lecture 3
Go to Discussion Questions 2
Reading: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Week 4 Sept. 18-24
The Middle Ages
Go to Lecture 4
Go to Discussion Questions 3
Reading: Chaucer, from The Canterbury Tales:
"The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale"
Week 5 Sept. 25-Oct. 1
The Sixteenth Century
Go to Lecture 5
Go to Discussion Questions 4
Reading: Kempe, excerpts from The Book of Margery Kempe:
Malory, excerpts from Morte Darthur:
Week 6 Oct. 2-8
The Sixteenth Century
Go to Lecture 6
No Discussion Questions due this week
quill penPaper 1 due
Reading: More, excerpts from Utopia:
  • Book II
  • Of Their Trades, and Manner of Life
  • Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages
  • Of the Religions of the Utopians
Week 7 Oct. 9-15
The Sixteenth Century
Go to Lecture 7
Go to Discussion Questions 5
Reading: Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
Week 8 Oct. 16-22
The Sixteenth Century
Go to Lecture 8
No Discussion Questions due this week
Reading: Shakespeare, King Lear
Week 9 Oct. 23-29
The Seventeenth Century
Go to Lecture 9
Go to Discussion Questions 6
Reading: Donne, Herrick, Herbert, Crashaw, Vaughan, Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress"
Week 10 Oct. 30-Nov. 5
The Seventeenth Century
Go to Lecture 10
quill penPaper 2 due
Reading: Webster, The Duchess of Malfi
Week 11 Nov. 6-12
The Seventeenth Century
Go to Lecture 11
No Discussion Questions due this week
Reading: Milton, selections from Paradise Lost:
  • Required: Books 1, 5, and 9
  • Optional: Books 4, 8, and 10
Week 12 Nov. 13-19
The Seventeenth Century
Go to Lecture 12
Go to Discussion Questions 7
Reading: Pepys, excerpt from The Diary on The Great Fire of London
Locke, excerpts from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding:
  • Required: Book IV, Chapters 1-4
  • Optional: Book IV, Chapters 5, 10, 13
Defoe, excerpt from Roxana: Chapter 13
Week 13 Nov. 20-22
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Go to Lecture 13
Reading: Gay, The Beggar's Opera
Week 14 Nov. 27-Dec. 3
The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Go to Lecture 14
Go to Discussion Questions 8
Reading: Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Parts 1 and 4
Week 15 Dec. 4-10 CATCH YOUR BREATH Week No reading assignment for this week
Week 16 FINAL EXAM
quill penFinal Exam due
The final exam is due on or before Monday, Dec. 11, by midnight.

No late exams will be accepted, as I must turn in grades immediately.

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