English 2, Section 80232, Tu&Th 12:30-1:45, Room 704

General Info Syllabus
First Visit If this is your first time here, follow the link.
The Students

Week 1 Assignments Beginning Wednesday, 8/16/2010;
Charters Chapter 1 For those of you who don't yet have the text; however, make sure you get it ASAP.
Week 2 Assignments Beginning Monday 8/23/2010
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Charters Chapter 2 See comment above
Charters Chapter 3 See comment above
Death and the Maiden Franz Schubert (1797 to1828)
Death and the Maiden Poem by Matthias Claudius (1740 to 1815)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bob Dylan video
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bob Dylan Lyrics
"How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie" Junot Diaz reads his story, which is discussed by Edwidge Danticatt and "The New Yorker" editor Deborah Treisman
"Brownies" ZZ Packer
Week 3 Assignments Beginning Monday,8/30/2010; Last day to add classes, Monday, 8/30. Campus closed from Friday through Monday, 9/4 to 9/16 for Labor Day Holiday
  Student Paper On William Carlos Williams' "Use of Force," which you can find in Charters on pages 561 to 568
Week 4 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 9/7/2010
MLA Format Paper Response
"Dream Deferred" Video Langston Hughes, Danny Glover reading
"I, Too" Langston Hughes, Denzel Washington reading
Week 5 Assignments Beginning Monday, 9/13/2010; Last day to drop w/o "W", Sunday, 9/19
Isabel Wilkerson Interview National Public Radio's Terry Gross interviews Isabel Wilkerson, author of "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," a history of the African-American migration from 1915 to 1975 when 6 million moved north and west from the south
Poof! Lynn Nottage's one-act play from the 5th edition of Charters
Week 6 Assignments Beginning Monday, 9/20/2010
Grading Notation
Sentence Patterns
Week 7 Assignments Beginning Monday, 9/27/2010
Week 8 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/4/2010
Week 9 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/11/2010
MLA Sample Paper
Week 10 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/18/2010
"We Real Cool" Reading Gwendolyn Brooks
P. O. W. Video Alicia Keys
P. O. W. Poem Alicia Keys
"Sari" Video Nellie McKay
"Sari" Lyrics Nellie McKay
"Forgetfulness" Video Billy Collins
"Forgetfulness" Poem Billy Collins
"Sprout and the Bean" Video Joanna Newsom
"Sprout and the Bean" Lyrics Joanna Newsom
Week 11 Assignments Beginning Monday, 10/25/2010; Last day to drop with "W", Sunday. 10/31
Billy Collins on Poetry as Journey From Lapham's Quarterly
Helen Vendler on Writing a Poetry Paper Work Cited: Vendler, Helen. "Chapter 10: Writing About Poems." Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002. 311-328.
Helen Vendler on Emily Dickinson An interview with Christopher Lydon of Brown University's Open Source
Week 12 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/1/2010
August Wilson's Fences
Week 13 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/8/2010; Campus closed Thursday, 11/11, for Veteran's Day
Week 14 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/15/2010
Nihilism Some information on the philosophy of nihilism
Thanksgiving Break No Classes Monday through Wednesday for Flex and SCFA; Campus closed from Thursday through Sunday for Thanksgiving Holiday
Week 15 Assignments Beginning Monday, 11/29/2010
Week 16 Assignments Beginning Monday, 12/6/2010; There will be no class on Tuesday, 12/7.
MLA sample paper
Finals Schedule
Week 17 Finals Begin, Semester Ends Beginning Monday, 12/13/2010; Your final exam period is from 1:30 to 3:30 on Thursday, 12/16; Finals end on Saturday, 12/18. Semester ends on the same day.