INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE COURSE OUTLINE Course Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of literary study and analysis. Students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of poetry, drama, and fiction; basic literary terminology; and strategies for analyzing texts based on close reading. Students will also practice writing short literary analysis. Course Objectives • Develop your basic understanding on what literature and its genre are. Develop your ability to respond to literary texts in class discussion • Develop and articulate your own ideas about literary themes • Present a coherent literary analysis including familiarity with literary devices (plot, character, characteristics, theme, setting, etc) • Intended to support an argument through quotations and examples from primary, and in some cases, secondary texts (references) Student Outcomes By the end of this course, students should be able to do the following: 1. Correctly define commonly used literary terms and use those terms to discuss and analyze works of literature 2.
Identify structural elements of works of poetry, fiction, and drama, and analyze how those elements help create specific meanings and effects Course Content: 1. Comprehensive Definition of Literature and of elements of literary work 2. Readings of a variety of poems, short fiction, and drama 3. Important literary terms and their application to the analysis of specific works 4. Several opportunities to compose written arguments about specific texts incorporating close reading skills and application of literary terms nd conventions. Teaching strategies: Lecturing is applied to give the students general guidance and theories used to analyze literary works. Besides, Class sessions will be structured to give students opportunity to discuss, analyze, and practice close reading of specific texts. Discussions should emphasize the application of course terms and concepts to the analysis of texts and the use of textual detail to defend opinions about the texts. Students’ Presentation is also needed in this subject.
Course terms and concepts will be reinforced through quizzes and/or exams which ask students to identify terms and concepts as they appear in texts. Given the goals of the course, the use of film and videos are also recommended. Attendance: You will be allowed three absences. An extended illness would create an exception to these rules: please let me know as soon as possible if you will be missing a significant number of classes (i. e. 2 or more) due to illness or other long-term problem. REQUIREMENT Students are obliged to attend at least 80% of total meeting in a semester.
If they are absent more than 20% of total meetings in a semester, they will not get their final grade as a consequence. Besides, students must submit all assignments in a due time. EVALUATION There are four elements of evaluation as giving score. 1. Midterm test (MT): 20 % 2. Final test (FT): 35 % 3. Assignment and quizzes(Ass/Q): 25 % 4. Attendance and class participation (A): 15 % 5. Personal Literature Anthology (final project): 15% Fixed Score = 3(Ass/Q) + 2(MT)+3(FT) + 1,5(A/CP)+1,5 (PLA) 10 Attendance = P x 100
TM (total meeting) Class Policies Grading Scale: |81 – 100 = A 4,0 |76 – 79 = B+ 3,5 |61 – 70 = C+ 2,5 |45 – 50 = D 1,0 | |71 – 75 = B 3,0 |56 – 60 = C 2,0 |51- 55 = D+ 1,5 |0 – 44 = E 0 | Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism does not refer only to flagrant copying; it includes also the unaccredited use of any phrases, quotations, or ideas. Please be sure to cite any outside sources which you use.
That said, I will not tolerate cheating in this class. If you are caught plagiarizing or otherwise cheating, and the assignment is a minor one, you will immediately lose two letter grades off your final grade. If the assignment in question a major assignment, you will automatically fail the course. Consultation: If you are unsure about the reading, want feedback on discussion/assignment, or would like to talk about a text or idea, please come to my office for a consultation. If you can’t make it to my office hours, feel free to make an appointment with me.
Course Books: Hawthorn, Jeremy, Studying The Novel: An Introduction, Routledge, Chapman and Hall, Inc. 1989 Kearns, George, editor, Appreciating Literature, Macmillan Publishing Company. 1984. Kenney, William, How To Analyze Fiction, Monarch Press Inc. 1966 Luxemburg, Mieke Bal and Willem G. Weststeijn. Pengantrar Ilmu Sastra, Jakarta, Gramedia. 1989 Reaske. Christopher R. How To Analyze Drama. Monarch Press, INC. 1966 Siswantoro, Apresiasi Puisi-Puisi Sastra Inggris. Muhammadiyah University Press, 2002 Week |Expected Competence |Topic |Activities | |1 |The students are expected to |-Orientation |brainstorming | | |have comprehensive orientation on the course |-Definition of Literature |giving lecture | | |Understand the basic concept of literature | |discussion | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |2 |The students should be able to | -Genre of Literary works |brainstorming | | |recognize the genre of literary works | |giving lecture | | |identify the characteristics of literary works | |discussion | |3 |The students are expected to comprehend plot, |Short Story by Doris Lessing entitled A Woman on|Analyzing intrinsic elements of the short story | | |suspense and character. A Roof |Giving Lecture and discussion | |4 |The students should understand setting, point of |Short story by Alice Walker entitled Everyday |Analyzing intrinsic element of Walker’s story | | |view dan theme. |Use |Giving Lecture and discussion | |5 |Quiz | | | |6 |The students can identify basic elements of poetry |A poem by Sylvia Plath entitled Mirror and by |Analyzing intrinsic elements of the poems | | |such as rhyme and figurative languages. Walt Whitman entitled Cavalry Crossing a Ford |entitled Mirror and CavalryCrossing a Ford | | | | |Giving lecture and discussion | |7 |The students can recognize types of poetry ( |A poem by Robert Frost entititled The Tuft of |Analyzing the poems | | |narrative, lyric dan dramatic) |Flowers, by William Wordsworth entitled My Heart|Discussin | | | |Leaps Up and by Frank Horne entitled To James | | |8 |Mid-term test | | | |9 |The students can recognize types of poetry ( |A poem by Robert Frost entititled The Tuft of |Reading the poems | | |narrative, lyric dan dramatic) |Flowers, by William Wordsworth entitled My Heart|Analyzing the poems | | | |Leaps Up and by Frank Horne entitled To James | | |10 |The students are expected to be able to define drama| |Giving lecture | | |and know the dramatic convention. | |discussion | |11 |The students understand the intrinsic elements of |Drama by Anton Chekov entitled Marriage Proposal|Giving lecture | | |Drama | |Discussion | | | | |Assignment | |12 |Continuation of The World of Drama. Drama by Anton Chekov entitled Marriage Proposal|Analyzing Marriage Proposal | |13 |Quiz | | | |14 |Tugas Terstruktur |Film adaptation from Shakespeare’ drama entitled| | | | |Othello | | |15 |The Correlation between Literary works and Other | |Brainstorming | | |disciplines | |discussion | | |(Wrap up Session) | | | |16 |Final Test | | | Period |Topic |Core Reading |Topic for Discussion | |Week 1 |Course Outline |Appreciating literature, How to | | | |What’s your |Analyze fiction | | | |orientation? | | | | |Literature: | | | |Definition, types,| | | | |and literary | | | | |devices (General) | | | |Week 2 |Introduction to |Appreciating literature, How to |I Remember Mama (John Van Druten) | | |Drama, Elements of|Analyze Drama | | | |drama | | | |Week 3 |Plot, Character, |Appreciating literature, How to |I Remember Mama (John Van Druten) | | | |Analyze fiction/drama | | |Week 4 |Theme, symbol |Appreciating literature, How to |Grandpa and the statue (Arthur Miller) | | | |Analyze drama | | |Week 5 |Staging and |Appreciating literature, How to |Grandpa and the statue (Arthur Miller) | | |dialogue |Analyze drama | | |Week 6 |Quiz on Drama |Quiz |Quiz | |Week 7 |Introduction to |Appreciating literature, How to |The road not taken (Robert Frost) | | |Poetry.
What is |Analyze Poetry | | | |poetry and how | | | | |might we begin to | | | | |discuss it | | | | |analytically? | | |Week 8 |Structure and |Appreciating literature, How to |First Lesson (Philip Booth) | | |kinds of Poetry, |Analyze Poetry | | | |Meaning of Poetry | | | | |Middle Test |Middle Test | | |Week 9 |Discussion of |Appreciating literature, How to |Acquainted with the Night (Robert Frost) | | |selected poems, |Analyze Poetry | | | |and some writing | | | | |exercises | | | |Week 10 Figurative |Appreciating literature, How to |The Eagle (Alfred Lord Tennyson) | | |language |Analyze poetry | | |Week 11 |Quiz on Poetry |Quiz |Quiz | |Week 12 |Introduction to |Appreciating literature, Studying|The woman Who Had no Prejudices (Anton Chekov) | | |Prose |Novel: An Introduction, How to | | | | |Analyze fiction | | |Week 13 |Analyzing Elements|Appreciating literature, Studying|The leader of the people (John Steinbeck) | | |of Prose (Short |Novel: An Introduction How to | | | |Story) |Analyze fiction | | |Week 14 |Discussion |Appreciating literature, How to |The leader of the people (John Steinbeck) | | | |Analyze fiction | | |Week 15 |Genre of Prose |Appreciating literature, Studying|In another Country (Earnest Hemmingway) | | |(Short Story and |Novel: An Introduction How to | | | |Novel) |Analyze fiction | | |Week 16 |Final Test |Final Test | |