ENGL2333: WORLD LITERATURE II



Instructor

Chris Bishop


Instructor Email

cbishop@nctc.edu


Instructor Phone

(940) 498-6241

 

Course Description

Study of selected masterpieces of world literature from the Neo-Classical period to the present day; reports and essays.

 

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete ENGL2333 will be able to: 1) Identify authors, titles, major and minor characters, place names, details, and short quotations from the works studied, as well as significant events, places, and historical figures from several continents from the mid-seventeenth century to the present; 2) Define literary terms discussed in class, along with terms from world history, various cultures, and languages; 3) Describe in some detail and discuss perceptively literary, historic and cultural periods, movements, philosophies, or techniques as covered in the readings and lectures; 4) Demonstrate an understanding of the works studied by correctly answering examination questions and/or writing essays or reports; 5) Demonstrate critical thinking and effective academic writing skills in essays or research papers; and, 6) Conduct scholarly research using print, electronic media, and Internet sources, apply ethical standards to their use of research findings, scrupulously avoiding plagiarism, and utilize MLA style of documentation.

 

 

Course Requirements



Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of ENGL1301 and ENGL1302.

 

Textbook

Lawall, Sarah, ed. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. 2nd ed. Vols. D, E, and F (set). New York, Norton. 2004. ISBN: 0-393-92453

 

Important

Students should expect to invest minimally 6 hours per WEEK in this course.

Once the semester begins, students are to use ANGEL email for instructor contact.

 

 

Additional Resources



To view an interactive sample of this course, click here.

 

Block I: Readings

Students will read selected works from each major period of the course.

 

Block II: Quizzes, Tests, and the Final Exam

Students may be required to take quizzes or tests over assigned readings and/or related materials. The final exam is mandatory but will not count more than 25% of the semester grade.

 

Block III: Compositions

Students must write critical/analytical essays totaling minimally 1,000 words (4 pages) and participate in discussion forums as required.

 

Block IV: Research

Students must complete one research project, utilizing library and electronic resources and MLA style documentation. This project may be a formal research paper or an oral presentation in which the student gives a short talk to the class on an assigned topic. This talk should be accompanied by a sentence outline, internally documented, and a Works Cited page. Additionally, an aural or visual aid may be utilized. Written pages generated as part of this research block are in addition to the required writing stipulated in Block III.

 Sample Syllabus (PDF)