English 240: Ancient Literature
Syllabus Page for Fall 2004
Al Drake | Cyber Cafe M/W 10-11 | email@example.com
Note: Other sites are available from my Portal. Previous versions of this course: Spring 2004, Interterm 2004, Fall 2003. This semester at Chapman I am also teaching E252, Intro. to Poetry, and, at CSU Fullerton, E212, British Lit. since 1760 and E491, History of Literary Criticism.
Course Particulars: English 240. MWF 09:00-09:50, Beckman 209. Office hours: M/W 9:50-10:50 Cyber Café.
Course Policies and Required Texts. (Please review.)
2 5-Page Papers Requirement. 15% and 30% of course grade. Final drafts due Friday of Week 7 (Oct. 15) and on day of final exam (TBD). See advance draft comments. Follow recent MLA guidelines and include a works cited page.
Journal Requirement. 30% of course grade. Consists of responses to a choice of study questions for each author. Due in class Monday of Weeks 4, 8, 12, and final exam day. (Or you may email them by the end of those evenings.)
Final Exam Requirement. 25% of course grade. The exam will consist partly of substantive, prominently mentioned passages to identify, some short questions requiring a sentence or two in response, and one essay. Books and notes are not allowed for the first part, but are allowed for the short-paragraph and essay parts. Exam date is M. 12/13. 1:30-4:00.
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M. 08/30. Course Introduction.
M. 09/06. Labor Day Holiday.
M. 09/13. Bhagavad-Gita, Chapters 13-18.
M. 09/20. Homer. The Iliad, Intro. [Journals]
M. 09/27. Homer. The Iliad, Books 5-12.
M. 10/04. Homer. The Iliad, 17-24.
M. 10/11. Sophocles. Antigone [Film, Tzavellas 1962, 86 mins.]
M. 10/18. Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. [Film, Guthrie 1957, 88 mins.] [Journals]
M. 10/25. Sophocles. Oedipus Rex. [Discussion.]
M. 11/01. Plautus. The Braggart Soldier.
M. 11/08. Livy. The Early History of Rome, Book 1.
M. 11/15. Film: I, Claudius (Episode: "Zeus, By Jove") [BBC]. [Journals]
M. 11/22. Longus. Daphnis and Chloe.
M. 11/29. Apuleius. The Golden Ass 1-6.
M. 12/06. Apuleius. The Golden Ass 13-19.
M. 12/13. 1:30-4:00. [Journals #4 and Paper #2 also due--though you may, if necessary, turn them in no later than Wednesay evening, Dec. 15 by email. Make sure I send a "received, thanks" response if you do that!]