World Literature 1, Spring 2020/Schedule

From Gerald R. Lucas
CRN 25677 ENGL 2111.11 MW 11–12:15 COAS-210 Spring 2020

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 an 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. 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.

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1 01/06 -
01/08 Class Begins • Introduction[1]
2 01/13 Epic Poetry
01/15 Gilgamesh, chapters 1–3
3 01/20 -
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; Complete survey by 11:59pm, 02/13.[2]
7 02/17 The Odyssey; review for midterm
02/19 No class: See Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
8 02/24 In-class Midterm[3]
02/26 Midterm Week: no class today. Lit-Crit Paper due. XC1 due.
9 03/02[4] The Odyssey, book 22
03/04 The Odyssey, book 23
10 03/09[5] Virgil’s Aeneid, book 2
03/11 The Aeneid, book 4
11 03/16 Spring Break (No class)
12 03/23 Introduction to Tragedy; Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex
03/25 OR continued
13 03/30 OR continued
04/01 OR continued
14 04/06 Euripides’ Medea
04/08 Medea continued
15 04/13 Medea continued
04/15 Medea continued
16 04/20 Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Prologue; “Apollo and Daphne”; “Io and Jove“; “Europa and Jove”
04/22 Metamorphoses continued: “Iphis and Ianthe”; “Pygmalion”
17 04/27 Study and Make-up (No class). Friday, 05/01, is the last day to submit XC2.
18 05/01 Final Exam, Friday, 10:30–12:30


  1. Be sure to order your book today (See Required Materials).
  2. A group of faculty at USG are collaborating on a research project to improve the learning experience for you and other students. One way that we are doing this is by having students answer questions about their attitudes about learning. Your individual responses will not be shared with anyone at Middle Georgia State University. You must complete the activity for class; however, you may elect to withhold your information from the researchers without penalty. The first page of the activity will explain that in greater detail. You will need to provide three important pieces of information. You will need to:
    • Select your institution from a list
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    • Enter the name and number of this course
    A record of your participation for this activity will be forwarded to your instructor; however, please save a copy of the confirmation page at the end of the activity as proof for your records in the event of a discrepancy. You can do this by taking a screenshot and saving it or emailing it to yourself.
  3. Some of these study guides and writings could help in your preparation.
  4. Midterm grades due.
  5. Drop date: last day to withdraw with a “W.”
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