Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
A careful consideration of the most important American literary movement: Modernism.
We will learn close reading and textual analysis embedded in an historical and cultural context.
American Poetry: Twentieth Century, Volume 1. Library of America (pb). Edited by Robert Hass, Marjorie Perloff, et alia.
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying.
F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time
Jean Toomer, Cane.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Weekly short-answer quizzes with five question worth up to 2 points each. There will also be two required questions each week, 6) what one idea did you take away from class today, and 7) what one question do you still have. The top ten quiz grades will be added together and curved. 40%.
Three short (800-1,000 word) papers on assigned topics, each worth 20%.