Engl 2110 American Lit 1, O'Donnell, ETSU, Fall 2012

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last update: October 4, 2012


Course and Instructor
English 2110 American Literature 1, section 004 

TR 12:45-2:05pm, Burleson 304 

Instructor: Dr. Kevin O'Donnell, http://faculty.etsu.edu/odonnell/ 

odonnell@etsu.edu 423 439-6679 
Office: Burleson Hall 313 

Fall 2012 Office Hours: TR 11:15am-12:30pm; MW 12-2pm 


Required Texts

The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 8th edition (2012), Volume A: Beginnings to 1800; and Volume B: 1820-1865


Final Grade Breakdown

- Exam 1 and Exam 2 (20% each):  40%
- Essay 1--"You Must Read  This":  Presenting a Work from the American Lit Anthology:  20%

- Essay 2 -- "A Poem Has a Life before It Gets into My Anthology?": Editing a Poetry Manuscript for Online Publication:  20%
- Miscellaneous reading quizzes (in class) and responses (out of class):  15%
- Participation in draft workshops:  5%


Attendance, Due Dates
Attendance: The English Department policy: more than 6 absences and you fail the course.  In addition, my individual policy is that, if you miss anywhere between 3 and 5 classes, I reserve the option to lower your final grade up to one full letter grade.  In general, I will strive to make the classes worthwhile, so try to not to miss. 

Due Dates: I do not accept late work. If you must miss class on a day when a draft or final project is due, email your work as an attachment to odonnell@etsu.edu. Then also bring a hard copy to the following class period.  If you know you'll miss an exam day, make arrangements with me, ahead of time, to take the exam outside of class.  Reading responses and in-class reading quizzes cannot be made up.