English 1102H Course Calendar and Reading List

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Discuss Literature and Composition

Note: This course calendar is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Week One
Tuesday, August 19: Introduction; icebreaker game

Thursday, August 23: Discuss understanding and writing about poetry

Week Two
Tuesday, August 26:
"After Apple-Picking" (1914) by Robert Frost
"Discordants" (1916) by Conrad Aiken
"Incident" (1925) by Countee Cullen
"anyone lived in a pretty how town" (1940) by e. e. cummings

Thursday, August 28:
"Morning Song" (1961) by Sylvia Plath
"Filling Station" (1965) by Elizabeth Bishop
"Those Winter Sundays" (1971) by Robert Hayden
"This Room and Everything in It" (1990) by Li-Young Lee

Saturday, August 30: Optional field trip and picnic--> Conrad Aiken's gravesite in Bonaventure Cemetery

Week Three
Tuesday, September 2: "The Birthmark" (1843) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, September 4: "The Cask of Amontillado" (1846) by Edgar Allan Poe

Week Four
Tuesday, September 9: "The Revolt of 'Mother'" (1891) by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Thursday, September 11: "Paul's Case" (1905) by Willa Cather

Week Five
Tuesday, September 16: "Hills Like White Elephants" (1927) by Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, September 18: "A Rose for Emily" (1931) by William Faulkner

Week Six
Tuesday, September 23: Discuss understanding and writing about short stories; prepare for in-class essay

Thursday, September 25: Complete in-class essay

Week Seven
Tuesday, September 30: Review research project guidelines; select one of the following American-authored adventure novels to read-->
White Fang (1906) by Jack London
Herland (1915) by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Catcher in the Rye (1951) by J. D. Salinger

Thursday, October 2: Email first submission of journal by 5:00pm; prepare for midterm exam

Week Eight
Tuesday, October 7: Take midterm exam

Thursday, October 9: "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" (1940) by Richard Wright

Week Nine
Tuesday, October 14: Fall break; no class

Thursday, October 16: "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (1953) by Flannery O'Connor

Saturday, October 18: Optional field trip and lunch--> Flannery O'Connor's childhood home

Week Ten
Tuesday, October 21: "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains" (1950) by Ray Bradbury 

Thursday, October 23: Teacher education day; no class

Week Eleven
Tuesday, October 28: "Harrison Bergeron" (1961) by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Thursday, October 30: "Separating" (1979) by John Updike

Week Twelve
Tuesday, November 4: "Minnie Field" (1928) by E. P. Conkle

Thursday, November 6: Discuss understanding and writing about drama

Week Thirteen
Tuesday, November 11: Discuss novel as well as understanding and writing about novels

Thursday, November 13: Discuss novel; submit proposal for research project

Sunday, November 16: Optional field trip and refreshments--> AASU drama--"Crazy for You" at Jenkins Theater

Week Fourteen
Tuesday, November 18: Discuss novel; submit outline for research project

Thursday, November 20: Work on and submit annotated bibliography for research project

Week Fifteen
Tuesday, November 25: Thanksgiving holiday; no class

Thursday, November 27: Thanksgiving holiday; no class

Week Sixteen
Tuesday, December 2: Work on research project; prepare for final exam

Thursday, December 4: Take final exam

Week Seventeen
Thursday, December 11: Last day to submit research project

Thursday, December 11: Email final submission of journal by 5:00pm


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