100年第2學期-0144 英國文學（二） 課程資訊
|Attendance and Participation||20||Students are required to attend class meetings regularly. Excessive absenteeism and tardiness will not be tolerated.|
|Final Exam.||40||This exam will cover all of the texts and material that has been discussed throughout the semester.|
|Reading Log||10||Students are required to record their personal responses to the assigned readings regularly. A detailed explanation of the assignment will be given in the first class meeting.|
This course aims to provide students an overview of major British literary works and literary theories produced by influential authors from late eighteenth century to early twentieth century. Upon completion of this course, students are expected to have a greater understanding of how changes in politics, economics, and culture affect the way literature is produced, perceived, and consumed. In addition, through reading the representative works of these periods, students are expected to sharpen their ability in analyzing literary works, improve their critical thinking skills, and develop a sensibility to language.
British II is designated a lecture (i.e. large) course in the department but it should be an interactive dialogue between the instructor and students. A lecturer merely standing in front of the class giving opinions about textual readings just won’t do. Questions, answers and comments should be equally appropriate from both sides of the dialogue: the teacher and the students. The instructor assigns material which the students prepare before class, and class time serves as a forum for exchanging ideas.
At the beginning of the first and second hour of class each week throughout the year, a pair of students presents a 10-minute report on a chronologically-related topic (examples might include: the Peterloo Massacre; the First Reform Bill; Chartist demands; Nightingale in the Crimea). There may be exams on reading assignments during breaks, or papers assigned during those times, depending upon the nature of the material. The Midterm and Final examinations are rigorous, and consist of 5 parts, each worth 20% of the total exam grade.
Office HourThursdays 1:30-3:30 P.M. A 119
The English Novel by Terry Eagleton
Norton Anthology of English Literature: the Major Authors (8th Edition)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad