World Literature I, WRC, Summer Session A, 2008 | Dr. Gerald R. Lucas | litmuse.net/worldlit1
There are three major requirements for World Literature I, each of which must besuccessfully completed to pass the course. Assignments are weighted on a pointsystem, depending on their importance. Forexample, a reading quiz might have 10points while the ﬁnal exam might have 200.
A ﬁnal cumulative exam will be given thatwill test your knowledge of the subjectmatter (texts, lecture material, and vocabulary), your ability to synthesize thismaterial, and your creativity in going beyond the discussion and lecture materials.The ﬁnal exam will include vocabulary,identiﬁcation, and interpretation. All examgrades will be based upon objectiveknowledge of the material, thoroughness,depth of insight, precision, and originality.
For all of the major works we study in thisclass, you are required to respond in writing.In most cases, these responses will bewritten in an online forum during the classperiod, so the entire class can beneﬁt fromreading your thoughts. The forum will alsogive you a chance to respond to others’ideas. Your writing in the forum should totalat least 350 words.The purpose of these responses is toget you thinking about issues covered in theworks that are important to you. You shouldreﬂect on how these works relate to otherworks we discuss in class, literature you haveread previously, and/or your own daily life. All entries should be thoughtful, refer tospeciﬁc portions of the text on which you'rewriting, and use the critical vocabulary thatwe have introduced in class.
Regular class attendance, question posing,and active participation inclassroom discussions arerequired. Participation, effort,and attitude will countsigniﬁcantly in this course.Quizzes, other class activities,and homework assignmentsnot explicitly outlined abovewill be considered daily work.
Every class will follow a similarprocedure, beginning promptly at the startof class:1.Attendance — If you come in late, it is your responsibility to ask me to mark you present. Remember, two tardiescount as an absence.2.Reading Quiz — Since reading is suchan important component of thiscourse, you should expect a quiz forevery assigned reading. These quizzesare designed to test factual aspects of the text, not interpretation orevaluation. Read every text carefullyand take reading notes — characternames, general plot, important items,etc. — and the quizzes will be noproblem.3.Posing Questions — As you read eachassigned text, consider aspects of thetext that are confusing or unclear. When you ﬁnish reading, write down at
A ﬁnal cumulativeexam will be giventhat will test yourknowledge of thesubject matter, yourability to synthesizethis material, and your creativity ingoing beyond thediscussion andlecture materials.
Course Requirements & Process
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