Course Code: Eng 181 Section Number:
Credit Hours: 3
Days: Sat 10-11, Wed 10-11 (Bldg. 25b Rm. 10 )
Monday 10-11 ( Bldg. 26 Rm. 34 )
This course aims at providing students with an introduction to literature, especially the three main genres: fiction (short stories), poetry, and drama. Students are introduced to the elements of each genre and are trained to trace these elements in specific works. The student is encouraged to read literature both analytically and responsively.
The course is divided into three sections, each dealing with one of the genres to be studied.
I. Fiction (Short Stories)
The student is introduced to the main elements of fiction and is then encouraged to trace them in the following short stories:
1. “Thank You M’am” (Langston Hughes)
2. “The Story of an Hour” (Kate Chopin)
3. “The Necklace” (Guy de Maupassant)
4. “The Lottery” (Shirley Jackson)
**Upon completion of this section, students will be examined their first in-term exam.
The student is introduced to the main elements of poetry and is then encouraged to trace them in the following poems:
1. “The Eagle” (Lord Alfred Tennyson)
2. “Ballad of Birmingham” (Dudley Randall)
3. “Harlem” (Langston Hughes)
4. “Richard Cory” (Edwin Arlington Robinson)
5. “The Road not Taken” (Robert Frost)
**Upon completion of this section, students will be examined their second in-term exam.
The student is introduced to the main elements of drama and is then encouraged to trace them in the following play:
1. Trifles (Susan Glaspell)
Course Plan for First Semester of Academic Year 1429-1430 H:
WEEK 1: Orientation
WEEK 2: Introduction+ Elements of Fiction
WEEK 3: “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes
WEEK 4: Elements of fiction + “Thank You, M’am" cont.
WEEK 5: “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupussant
WEEK 6: “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
WEEK 7: “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
WEEK 8: First in-term Exam + Introduction to poetry
WEEK 9: Vacation
WEEK 10: “The Eagle” by Lord Alfred Tennyson + “The Ballad of Birmingham” by Dudley Randall
WEEK 11: “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson + “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
WEEK 12: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
WEEK 13: Second in-term exam + Introduction to drama
WEEK 14: “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell
WEEK 15: Cont.
WEEK 16: Review
Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing by Kirszner and Mandell
15 pts. ------- first in-term exam
15 pts.-------- second in-term exam
10 pts.-------- In-class work/ bonus points/ participation and attendance
60 points------final exam
2 bonus points on short story internet activity
2 bonus points on poetry internet activity