English 001, Section 1
Instructor: Jim Manis
Administration Building 205
Web site: http://www2.hn.psu.edu/faculty/jmanis/
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (and by appointment)
Text: The Many Worlds of Literature, Stuart Hirschberg and Terry Hirschbert, Pearson Custom Publishing.
Purpose of the course: English 001 explores how works of fiction, drama and poetry addresses enduring human values and issues.
this course will be required to read a variety of written work, be
prepared to discuss the work in class with the instructor and other
students, and to write two (2) papers and take two (2) exams. All
assigned readings must be completed prior to their due dates as listed
in the course syllabus. Pop quizzes will be conducted on a regular
August 28: Introduction to the course
August 30: Louis Erdrich's "The Bingo Van"
September 4 and
6: Dal Stivens' "Warrigal," Bessie Head's "Looking for a Rain
God," and Carmen Naranjo's "And We Sold the Rain"
September 11 and
13: Nabil Gorgy's "Cairo Is a Small City," Ulfa Idelbi's "Seventy
Years Later," and Sembene Ousmane's "Her Three Days"
September 18 and
25: Dino Buzzati's "The Falling Girl," Jerzy Koxinski's "The
Miller's Tale," and Daniel Keyes' "Flowers for Algernon"
September 27: Exam
October 2: Read all of the poems in the "Family and Cultural Heritage" section of the text
October 4: Read all of the poems in the "Coming of Age" section of the text
October 9: Read all of the poems in the "Gender" section of the text
October 11: Read all of the poems in the "Class" section of the text
October 16: Read all of the poems in the "The Individual and the State" section of the text
October 18: Read all of the poems in the "Exile" section of the text
October 23: Read all of the poems in the "The Spiritual Dimension" section of the text
October 25: Complete discussions of poetry
October 30: Out-of-class paper due
November 1: Tewfik al-Hakim's The Donkey Market
November 6: Manuel Puig and Leonard Schrader's Kiss of the Spider Woman
November 8: Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel
November 13: Dario Fo's We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay
November 15: Amlin Gray's How I Got That Story
November 27: Vaclav Havel's Protest
November 29: Milcha Sanchez-Scott's The Cuban Swimmer
December 4: Christopher Durang's "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You"
December 6: Exam
December 13 and 15: Concluding all course business (including make ups)
Out-of-class paper due first day of final exam week.
Each exam counts for 20 points; each out-of-class paper counts
for 20 points; participation (including attendance) counts for 10
points; pop quizzes count for 10 points total.