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English Teaching Study Program Faculty of Education and Teachers Training Indonesian Christian University

Course Syllabus

Subject Code Credits Number of Meeting Pre-Requisite Brief Description

: Literature 2 (Prose/Fiction) : 125551 :3 : 14 : Reading I-3; Writing I-3, and Literature I : This course is an introduction to fictional literature and literary analysis. Through their readings of both short stories and several novels the students will be 1) learning about various narrative techniques, styles, and themes available to fiction writers, and 2) developing skills of reading, evaluating, and writing about the genre. During the course, students will learn to read literary texts critically, considering not only what stories say but also why and how they are saying it. They will also have the opportunity to practice presenting their ideas and interpretations in written forms. The skills developed in this course will not only enhance students appreciation and enjoyment of fiction but also prove useful in any class, career, or situation in which critical reading, thinking, and writing skills are required. : Parlindungan Pardede

Lecturer

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Course Requirements: 1. Attendance: Not less than 80% attendance is required in this course. Participation is 25% of the overall grade for this course. This includes being in classes on time with all the necessary materials, participating in class discussion, and completing all in-class and outof-class assignments (including the ones conducted in the class blog), be they individual or group works. Individual reading response should be posted to http://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/category/my-virtualclasses/literature/literature-2-prose/ not later than three days after the class discussing the topic. Group projects should be made in to two forms: (1) the complete paper and (2) presentation slides. Each group should submit two copies to other groups and one co py to the lecturer on the day of presentation. Reading Assignments. Please make sure you read all the assigned works regularly for it will enable you to master the class materials and finish the assignments. Grading Scale: 100-80 A; 79.9-75 A-; 74.9-70.0 B+; 69.9-65 B; 64.9-60 B-; 59.9-55 C; 50-54.9 C-; 45-49.9 D; below 45 E. Grading and Revisions: a. When I return a paper to you, it will either have a grade or I will have written revise for a grade. If I have written revise for a grade, it will be recorded as a D until it is revised. Papers that receive a C+ or lower can be revised, as well. To revise a paper, make sure you make a more complete revision. b. For the reading responses and discussions carried out in the blog, any time I comment please elaborate your argument/answer you are expected to post a more complete answer. TOPIC Introduction MATERIAL Fiction as a Literary Genre Reading: 1. Bocarros A Long Walk Home 2. Sacristans Grandfathers Coin 2 The Nature of Fiction 1. 2. 3. 4. Fiction is Dramatic Fiction is Concrete and Specific Fiction is Generally Representative Fiction Instructs and Entertains Pardede (2010) pp. 4-13, 55-59 SOURCES Pardede (2010) pp. 1-3, 53-55 REMARKS Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Bocarros A Long Walk Home and Sacristans Grandfathers Coin Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Gales Bill and Hemingways Cat in the Rain. Page 2

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5. Fiction is Related to Life 6. Fiction is Creative and Imaginative Reading: 1. Gales Bill 2. Hemingways Cat in the Rain. 3 Uses of Fiction 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Interpretation of Life Entertainment or Escape Propaganda Reportage Agent of Change in Language and Thought Expression of the Spirit of Its Age Creator of life-style and arbiter of taste Pardede (2010) pp. 14-21, 59-63 Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Twains The War Prayer and Asimovs True Love.

Reading: 1. Mark Twains The War Prayer 2. Isaac Asimovs True Love 4 The Elements of Fiction (1) 1. Subject Matter 2. Character Reading: Chekovs Talent 5 The Elements of Fiction A. Point of View B. Action and Plot Reading: Howells Christmas Every Day Pardede (2010) pp. 14-21, 72-76 Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Howells Christmas Every Day Pardede (2010) pp. 22-26, 64-66 Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Chekovs Talent

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The Elements of Fiction

C. Setting D. Atmosphere and Tone E. Style F. Theme Reading: Buckleys Gold-Mounted Guns Getting Ideas for writing about fiction. Practice in Analyzing Chekovs Misery

Pardede (2010) pp. 36-47, 59-63

Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Buckleys GoldMounted Guns

Analyzing Fiction

Pardede (2010) pp. 48-53, 84-87

Every student posts his/her responses to the questions about Chekovs Misery

8 9 10 11 Reading and Responding to Novel Analyzing a Novel (1) Analyzing a Novel (2)

MID SEMESTER TEST Summary and Responses to Orwells Animal Farm Plot of Animal Farm Characterization in Animal Farm

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Analyzing a Novel (3) Analyzing a Novel (4) Analyzing a Novel (5)

The Theme of Animal Farm Plot of Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby Characterization in The Great Gatsby

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Analyzing a Novel (6)

The Style of The Great Gatsby

Group 1 presents a paper on Plot of Animal Farm Group 2 presents a paper on Characterization in Animal Farm Group 3 presents a paper on The Theme of Animal Farm Group 4 presents a paper on Plot of The Great Gatsby Group 5 presents a paper on Characterization in The Great Gatsby Group 6 presents a paper on The Style of The Great Gatsby

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FINAL SEMESTER TEST

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References

Fitzgerald, F. Scott/ 1925. The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons Orwell, George. 1945. Animal Farm. London: Secker and Warburg Pardede, Parlindungan. 2010. The Study of Fiction: An Introduction. Jakarta: FKIP-UKI

The Web-Address of the CCU Class Blog: http://parlindunganpardede.wordpress.com/category/my-virtual-classes/literature/literature-2-prose/

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