103年第1學期-3760 小說與戲劇選讀 課程資訊
|Midterm Exam||30||-- Literary terms and Vocabulary 10% -- Grammar 10% -- Mini essay questions 80%|
|Final Exam||30||Same as Midterm|
|Participation||30||-- attendance (2 points off per hour for unexcused absence from the total participation grade)|
On completion of the course, students should be able to
a) understand the multiple nuances of English language, for example, images, irony, symbols, syntax, etc. through reading western literature;
b) increase their oral ability through intensive class discussion on ideas related to the works we read; and
c) analyze and interpret western literature in a meaningful and significant way.
he course consists of a brief introduction to the elements of fiction and drama and a close reading of the selected material. The chosen material will be suitable for non-English majors and stimulate topics for discussions. Before the midterm, we will read three short stories; after midterms, one Greek tragedy and one modern play.
The teaching approach for the Greek play is mostly based on Aristotle’s concept in his Poetics. We will analyze the pyramid structure of both plays and show the concept of a tragic hero. This course includes lectures and group discussions. At the end of the semester, time permitting, students will perform short scenes on stage.
Office Hour星期一 下午3:20-4:10; 星期五下午 12:10-1:00 外文系 系辦公室, #10
Selections from X.J. Kennedy, Literature: An introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 7th Edition, Harper Collins College Publishers