World Literature 1, Spring 2020/Schedule
|CRN 25677||ENGL 2111.11||MW 11–12:15||COAS-210||Spring 2020|
TL;DR: This schedule is tentative and subject to change. This is a digital document; do not print. Students are responsible for getting updates.
This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.
We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via a forum announcement, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. For face-to-face classes, this schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.
Beginning on 3/30: All dates with a purple background are Zoom meetings while those with a green background are online days. All online assignments will be due before the next class date, unless otherwise noted.
|01/08||Class Begins • Introduction|
|01/15||Gilgamesh, chapters 1–3|
|01/22||Gilgamesh, chapters 4–7|
|4||01/27||Homer’s Iliad, book 1|
|01/29||The Iliad, book 22|
|5||02/03||Homer’s Odyssey, books 1 and 2|
|02/05||The Odyssey, book 9|
|6||02/10||The Odyssey, book 10|
|02/12||The Odyssey, books 11 and 12|
|7||02/17||The Odyssey; review for midterm|
|02/19||No class: See Poet Laureate Joy Harjo|
|02/26||Midterm Week: no class today. Lit-Crit Paper due. XC1 due.|
|9||03/02||Assign midterm rewrites • email to me before Monday 03/09|
|03/04||No class: work on rewrites • see me in my office for assistance|
|10||03/09||The Odyssey, book 22|
|03/11||The Odyssey, book 23|
|11||03/16||Spring Break (No class)|
|12||03/24||No Class. Set up Zoom on your computer and import the meeting schedule to your calendar. Create account on the Forum. You will need these first-thing next week. Virtual office hours: 3/26 10a-12p.|
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|13||03/30||Introduction to Tragedy (Class meeting on Zoom)|
View: “What Is Theater?,” “Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama,” and “Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle”
|04/01||Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex|
Take reading quiz • View: “Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex” • Forum Post: What have you learned this week based on your reading and viewing? Create a topic or respond to one.
|14||04/06||OR discussion on Zoom|
Read: “Character v. Fate”
|04/08||OR continued (on Zoom, if needed)|
Forum Post: Create a topic about OR and/or respond to a thread. Answer a question from the study guide, or choose your own topic.
|15||04/13||Euripides’ Medea (Class meeting on Zoom)|
Take reading quiz • View: Course Hero’s series of short videos on Medea by Euripides.
Forum Post: Create a topic about Medea. Answer a question from the study guide, choose your own topic, or find a resource and add it to the thread I started (be sure you write a couple of sentences about why you find it helpful).
|16||04/20||Medea continued (Class meeting on Zoom)|
Read: “Euripides' Medea” • Forum: Continue the conversation by responding to a thread about Medea.
|04/22||Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Prologue; “Io and Jove“; “Europa and Jove”|
View: “Introduction to Ovid’s Metamorphoses”
|17||04/27||Metamorphoses continued: “Apollo and Daphne”; “Iphis and Ianthe”; “Pygmalion” (Class meeting on Zoom)|
Take reading quiz • Read: “Ovid's Metamorphoses”
Forum Post: Create a topic about Metamorphoses and/or respond to a thread. Read a source from the study guide or find your own secondary source (or video) to help you.
|18||05/01||Final Exam due at 12:30 (good luck)|
Last day to submit XC2.
- Be sure to order your book today .
- Some of these study guides and writings could help in your preparation.
- Midterm grades due.
- Drop date: last day to withdraw with a “W.”
- From MGA President Christopher Blake: “Based on the latest information, system leaders have made the decision that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.”
- This is a
.icsthat you can import to your calendar program. It contains the meeting dates, times, and link.
- Be sure to read carefully and note all names and associations.
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