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DescriptionA broad, representative view of writing in English literature from its beginnings to the Restoration, with attention to literary form, the social and intellectual characteristics of periods or schools, and major authors.Course Materials
- Course Text:
- Abrams, M. H. (gen. ed.), et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 1. 7th ed. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 2000.
- Additional Resources:
- Suggested: Lunsford, Andrea, Robert Connors, and Judy Segal. The Everyday Writer: A Brief Reference. Canadian ed. New York: St. Martin's P, 1997. (The home page for most recent edition of this work is found at <http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/lunsford/everyday_writer/default.html>.)
- The Writing Centre at Malaspina U-C.
- Malaspina U-C, English Department Grading Standards
- Writing Sample and Presentation, 0%. (Week 1.)
- A brief sample on the topic of "Literary History" (the subject of the first lecture), which will be presented to the class.
- Mid-term exam, 15%. (Week 5.)
- This exam will cover the material considered up to and including week 4. It will have 3 sections:  identification of passages and expansion on their significance,  short answer (paragraph), and  long answer (essay).
- Research Presentation, 15%. (Due throughout the term.)
- A well-researched and formal presentation on your topic, which will be assigned during the first week of class (topics are listed below). The presentation will be approx. 10 minutes in length, and will include , for the class, a handout that outlines your presentation and lists useful secondary resources for those who wish to know more about your topic and , for the instructor, a detailed outline of your research paper on the same topic and an annotated list of between 5 - 8 secondary academic resources directly related to your topic.
- Note: The complete script or outline for your presentation, the handout, and the outline of your paper are due for approval at our class meeting two weeks before the night of your presentation. Without approval, your presentation cannot go forward.
- Research Paper, 30%. (Due one week after your presentation.)
- A formal research paper on your topic, having its origins in your research presentation; it will be presented in MLA style, ca. 2,000 words, and will include an annotated list of works cited.
- Class and Seminar Participation; Quizzes, 15%.
- Final Exam, 25%.
- All deadlines are firm.
- Attendance is mandatory.
- All course requirements must be met (and a mark of greater than F received) for a passing grade to be issued in the course.
- There will be a small number of unscheduled quizzes during the course of the term.
- This course assumes training and/or ability in the use of our library (and ILL facilities), its catalogue, and the various specialized indexes and bibliographies related to literary studies in the areas covered by the course.
- All students are advised to consult and use The Everyday Writer as part of their course and assignment preparation. All students are advised to be familiar with Malaspina's Student Conduct Policy (available at: http://www.mala.bc.ca/www/crsinfo/calendar/STUDCOND.HTM), which includes a section on plagiarism.