English 230—Great Narratives
Professor Charles Ross email@example.com
HEAV 126 TTH 4:30-5:45
Office: HEAV 304A; hours, Tuesday 1-4:00 or by appointment anytime.
Books are available at Von’s Bookstore:
August 24: Odyssey 1
August 26: Odyssey, 2-4
August 31: Odyssey, 5-8
September 2: Odyssey, 9-12
September 7: Odyssey, 13-18
September 9: Odyssey, 19-24
September 14: Exam
October 14: Exam
October 19: The
October 21: The
October 26: The
October 28: Sense and Sensibility
November 2: Sense and Sensibility
November 4: Sense and Sensibility
November 9: Exam
November 11: Great Expectations
November 16: Great Expectations
November 18: Great Expectations
November 23: Swann’s Way
November 30: Swann’s Way
December 2: Pale Fire
December 7: Pale Fire
December 9: Pale Fire
December ?? Final
In addition to the four exams, you will write two 5-page comparative papers. Each assignment is worth 20 points. I won’t count your lowest grade. Two points will be deducted for each unexcused absence. You are expected to follow Purdue’s policy on academic integrity.
The first paper will be a comparison of a character or theme from the Odyssey and the Innamorato. It will be due October 19. It can be rewritten for a new grade. The second paper will be a comparison of a character or theme from any two of the remaining novels. It is due December 9.
Please bring in a printed question or observation, with your name on the paper, every day of class—this will serve as a quiz, basis of class discussion, and spur to keep you current with the reading. I may email you a suggest a topic I want you to think about.