SYLLABUS & BOOKLIST: ENGLISH 2 MC10

Spring 2008

REQUIRED TEXTS.

       Course Packet. (Far Better Service on Hillel Place).
       Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift).*
       Ibsen, Henrik. Hedda Gabler (Dover Thrift).*
       Melville, Herman. Bartleby and Benito Cereno (Dover Thrift).*
       Poe, Edgar A. The Goldbug and Other Tales (Dover Thrift)*
       Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Refrence (Bedford/St. Martin).**

     * I ordered these books at Shakespeare & Company on Hillel Place.

     ** The handbook is available both at Barnes & Noble (Boylan Hall basement) and Shakespeare & Company, at a discounted price.

SYLLABUS.

M, Jan. 28     Introduction

W, Jan. 30    Theme #1: In-class essay

M, Feb. 4       Thurber, "The Greatest Man in the World" (course packet)
                      Goodwin, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys (course packet

W, Feb. 6      Perkins, Confession of an Economic Hit Man (course packet)

M, Feb. 11    Theme #2: Role (minimum: 600 words)

W, Feb. 13      Hochschild, King Leopold's Ghost (course packet)

W, Feb. 20      Melville, "Benito Cereno"

M, Feb. 25      Melville, "Bartleby the Scrivener"
                     
Topic of research paper due

W, Feb. 27     Theme #3: Impact of the individual (minimum: 600 words)

M, March 3    Library visit (Archives and Special Collections, Room 130)

W, March 5     Poe, "Imp of the Perverse" (course packet), "The Tell-Tale Heart"

M, March 10  Preliminary bibliography of research paper due
                      Poe, "Fall of the House of Usher," "Ligeia"

W, March 12   Poe, "The Black Cat"
                      Research journal due

M, March 19    Theme #4: In-class essay (on Melville & Poe)
                       
Working bibliography due

W, March 26    Darby, "How Organizations Socialize Individuals into Evildoing"     
                             (course packet)
                       
Your question/topic/thesis for research paper due

M, March 31    Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning (course packet)
                         Bowker, Fatal Deception (course packet)

W, April 2         Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (course packet)
                        Preliminary notes for research paper due

M, April 7         Theme #5: Impact of external force (minimum: 600 words) 

W, April 9         Thoreau, Walden (course packet)
                        
Plan/outline for research paper due

M, April 14        Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown"
                         Draft of reserach paper de (3-4 pages acceptable)

W, April 16       Hawthorne, "Rappaccini's Daughter," "The Birthmark"

M, April 28      Themes #6-7: Research paper due (minimum: 7-8 pages)

W, April 30       Theme #8: In-class essay (on Hawthorne and Thoreau)

M, May 5          Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, Act I      

W, May 5         Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, Act II    

M, May  12        Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, Act III

W, May 14         Ibsen, Hedda Gabler, Act IV 


10:30-12:30, M, May 19    In-class theme #10/final (on Hedda Gabler)

    Last day to hand in late and revised papers:  Noon, Wednesday, May 28

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January 27, 2008