|Dr. Kristi Siegel
Mount Mary College
2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53222
(414) 258-4810, #461
|ENG 203sb - Introduction to Literature
M & W: 2:30 - 4:20 pm, NDH
Office: Fidelis 223, ext. 461
Office Hours: M & W: 1:30-2:20 and by appointment
|When the Day of Judgment dawns and the great conquerors and lawyers and statesmen come to receive their rewards- their crowns, their laurels, their names carved indelibly upon imperishable marble- the Almighty will turn to Peter and will say, not without a certain envy when he sees us coming with our books under our arms, "Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them here. They have loved reading." -Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)|
Beaty, Jerome, et al. The Norton Introduction to Literature, 8th ed. New York:
Tsukiyama, Gail. Women of the Silk. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983.
~to understand basic literary terms and concepts
~to appreciate different literary genres (forms)
~to be exposed to writers of diverse ethnicity and culture
~to learn to write and speak articulately about literature
~to contemplate how literature relates to one's life, thoughts, and values
~to appreciate the artistry of language
Attendance: Students are expected to be in class. Four absences without serious cause may result in an "F" for the course.
Participation: Your participation in class discussion will count for 15% of your grade, so be prepared to talk. We will respect and consider all viewpoints in this class; your ideas are valued. If you find it difficult to make in-class comments, prepare questions to ask instead. Usually what confuses you, also confuses others in the class.
2 exams (the midterm exam will include a focus on poetry and the short story; the final exam will include a focus on drama)
1 essay (on a directed topic)
1 oral presentation
(Detailed explanations and assignment sheets will be provided on the assignments.)