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  • 1 King Abdulaziz University Faculty of Arts and Humanities Department of European Languages and Literature Course Syllabus Course Title: Introduction to Literature Course Code: LANE 341 Course Section: LB Semester / Year: First Semester/1434 Instructor: Dr. Noora Al-malki Classroom: Dr. Noora Al-Malki Building C Room 208 Office: Building A Room 105 Building D Room *** Website: Dr. Noora Al-Malki Naalmalki1.kau.edu.sa Office Hours: Dr. Noora Al-Malki Monday & Wed. 10-1 Building A Room 105 E-mail: Dr. Noora Al-Malki eaglenoora@yahoo.com Class Days & Time: Dr. Noora Al-Malki Monday & Wed. 8-9:20 Building C Room 208 Telephone: --- COURSE DESCRIPTION: [Please take this from the Course Specification, item no. C] This is a three hour credit course that provides an introduction to studying literature through the genres of fiction, drama and poetry. The course aims to enable students to respond to literature both critically and imaginatively. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:[Here you list the objectives of the course based on the Course Specificationobjectives. You may also add your own objectives as you see fit. Please take this from the Course Specification, item no. B-1] 1. Describe the value of fiction, drama, and poetry 2. Identify the elements of literature 3. Explain/Evaluate the meaning of literary works 4. Produce critical, analytical and argumentative writing 5. Illustrate correct writing skills 6. Explore ideas through the use of journal-type writing 7. Enjoy fictional reading TOPICS TO BE COVERED: [Here you list the chapters/ topics you are going to cover. Please take this from the Course Specification, item no. C-1]
  • 2 1 Topics to be Covered List of Topics No of Weeks Contac thours Introduction to Literature 2 6 Poetry (History + Works) 4 12 Fiction (Elements + Works) 4 12 Drama (Elements + Works) 3 9 REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: [Please take this from the Course Specification, item no. E-1] Booth, Alison, and Kelly J. Mays, eds. The Norton Introduction to Literature. 10th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTBOOKS: [Please take this from the Course Specification, item no. E-2 to 5] COURSE ASSESSMENT: [Here you include your assessment for this semester. It could be in the form of a list or a timetable. Remember to specify the title of the assessment and its proportion of the final assessment. You can also include the week/ date its due and the chapters included. The total should be 100%] 5. Schedule of Assessment Tasks for Students During the Semester Assess ment Assessment task (eg. essay, test, group project, examination etc.) Week due Proportion of Final Assessment 1 Midterm 1 5th 20% 2 Midterm 2 9th 20% 3 Projects --- 20% 9 Final Examination 14 40% 10 Total 100% ATTENDANCE POLICY: [The attendance policies below are suggested. You might need to include them or include any other attendance policies you want your students to be aware of.]  Students are expected to be punctual and attend all classes.
  • 3  Being absent for more than 20% of allocated course time means that the student will receive a DN (denied from final exam). GENERAL POLICIES: [Here you list all other general policies you want your students to be aware of. This part is optional. It can be removed if you do not prefer to add extra policies.] Examination:  Attendance for the mid-term exams is obligatory and no excuse (except one stating a serious medical condition) is allowed.  Cheating is not tolerated AT ALL.  The instructor allows one retake exam, but you have to attend the first exam and fail it or be absent with a valid excuse to be allowed to set for this Retake. Correction:  If you believe that your work has been incorrectly graded (e.g. points were added/ subtracted incorrectly), you must contact the instructor in writing and clearly state the error you believe has occurred. Recording lectures:  Recording audio lectures is allowed.  Uploading or distributing the recorded material without permission is not accepted. Mobiles in class:  All cellular phones must be switched off or put on silent at all times during classes and exams. Plagiarism:  Class work which show signs of plagiarism will not be marked.  A student who submits a plagiarized work will be given another chance to resubmit an original work.
  • 4 Course Calendar (Monday & Wednesday) Week Day Date Topic Notes 0 Drop and Add Week 1 Monday 3/11/1434 Course Introduction Wednesday 5/11/1434 What is literature? 2 Monday 10/11/1434 Literary Periods & movements Wednesday 12/11/1434 Literary Genres (an overview) Literary Elements How to write about literature (tutorial) 3 Monday 17/11/1434 National Day Wednesday 19/11/1434 Poetry: Introduction + Romantic Poetry Emily Bronte’s “The Night-Wind” 4 Monday 24/11/1434 Poetry Romantic Poetry Robert Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose?” Wednesday 26/11/1434 Poetry Romantic Poetry Emily Dickinson’s “A narrow Fellow in the Grass” 5 Monday 2/12/1434 Poetry Feminist Poetry Adrienne Rich’s “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” Wednesday 4/12/1434 Poetry Feminist Poetry Dorothy Parker’s “ A Certain Lady” Hajj Holiday 4/12/1434 To 15/12/1434
  • 5 Week Day Date Topic Notes 6 Monday 16/12/1434 Poetry Feminist Poetry Sharon Olds’ “ The Victims” Wednesday 18/12/1434 First Midterm 7 Monday 23/12/1434 Fiction An introduction+ Dark Romanticism Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” Wednesday 25/12/1434 Fiction Dark Romanticism Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” 8 Monday 30/1/1435 Fiction Dark Romanticism Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” Wednesday 2/1/1435 Fiction Dark Romanticism Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” 9 Monday 7/1/1435 Fiction Realism Guy De Maupassant’s “The Jewelry” Wednesday 9/1/1435 Fiction Realism Guy De Maupassant’s “The Jewelry” 10 Monday 15/1/1435 Fiction Magic Realism Gabriel Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” Wednesday 17/1/1435 Fiction Magic Realism Gabriel Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” 11 Monday 22/1/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Inspiration, Influences, plot (episodic)
  • 6 Week Day Date Topic Notes Wednesday 24/1/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Cultural and Historical Context, Play structure, Production (comedy or tragedy!), Critical Response 12 Monday 29/1/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Themes With reading selections Wednesday 1/2/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Themes With reading selections 13 Monday 6/2/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Characterization With reading selections Wednesday 8/2/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Characterization With reading selections 14 Monday 13/2/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Motifs & symbols With reading selections Wednesday 15/2/1435 Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard Вишнëвый сад Style With reading selections 15 Monday 19/2/1435 Revision Week Wednesday 21/2/1435 Final Examinations 25/2/1434