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Course syllabus 2010

  1. 1. Course Syllabus Course Number: 417-222, Course Name: Literary Appreciation, 3(3-0-6) credits Second Semester, Academic Year 2010 Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Prince of Songkla University Instructor: Ms. Suraiya Sulaiman Group 1 & 2 Office No. 50324 Tel. 3025 Course Category: Required course for English major and minor B.A. Program in English Course Description: The course aims to expose students to literature in prose and verse in order to help them understand its ideas and appreciate literary aesthetics, literary techniques, diction, syntax, figurative language, imagery and symbol. Teaching Objectives: 1. To enable students to understand general characteristics of literature in prose and verse. 2. To enable students to analyze content, theme, figurative language, imagery and symbol conveyed in prose and verse; as well as to enable students to understand literary techniques, diction, syntax, and to appreciate literary aesthetics. 3. To enable students to express their understanding and appreciation of literary texts. Course Content & Learning Activities: Week Course Content Learning Activities 1-2 - Course introduction and objectives - Why study literature? - What is literature? - What is verse? - What is prose? - Types of prose and verse - Lecture - Group discussion - Power Point Presentation - Virtual Classroom 3-5 - General characteristics of verse (language, syntax, imagery, figurative language, symbol, irony, etc.) - Lecture - Group discussion - Power Point Presentation - Written exercises - Virtual Classroom 6-9 - Forms of verse (sound and rhythm) - Nursery rhyme, lyric, ballad, sonnet, free verse, blank verse - Lecture - Group discussion - Power Point Presentation - Written exercises - Virtual Classroom 10-12 - General characteristics of short story (plot, characterization, point of view, setting, theme, - Lecture - Group discussion
  2. 2. style, tone, symbol and irony. - Examples of short story - Power Point Presentation - Written exercises - Virtual Classroom 13-16 - Short story analysis - Lecture - Group discussion - Written exercises - Virtual Classroom References: Deleny, Denis,Ward, Ciaran & Fiorina, Carla Rho. (2006). Fields of Vision: Literature in the English Language. Essex: Longman. Gillspie et al. (1994). Literature Across Cultures. Needham Heights: Allyn and Bacon. Goodman, Burton. (2003). Literature for English. Chicago: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary. Goodman, Burton. (2004). English, Yes: Learning English Through Literature. Columbus: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe. Kay, Judith and Gelshemen, Rosemarry. (2001). Discovering Fiction: A Reader of American Short Stories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Marcus, Sybil. (2006). A World of Fiction: Twenty Timeless Short Stories. New York: Pearson Education, Inc. McRae, John and Vethamani, Malachi Edwin. (1999). Now Read On: A Course in Multicultural Reading. London and New York: Routledge. Stephen, Martin. (1991). English Literature: A Study Guide. London and New York: Longman. Surapeepan, Chatraporn. (1996). Poetry: An Introductory Study. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University. Evaluation & Grading Criteria: 1. Exercises and quizzes 20 % 2. Oral and written reports 10 % 3. Mid-term exam 30 % 4. Final exam 40 % Passing Score: 40 % Additional Requirements: 1. Class attendance and participation are crucial requirements. 2. Always read texts before coming to class. 3. Late assignments are not accepted. 4. Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated. 2