English 101: Introduction to Fiction
"Books, Blogs & The Terminal City.
Imag[in]ing Fiction in an e-text Age: the Vancouver Experiment"
Course Syllabus & Information
This syllabus provides the reading schedule for English 101, Spring 2007. If you are up-to-date with readings, you will be ahead of lecture. Note, however, that this schedule is not a Procrustean bed : week by week, lecture will follow the developing class interests and course dynamic; covering, na'theless, all material -- superbly, might I add -- by the conclusion of week thirteen.
The specific assignments for seminar work will be set and handed out by your TA in tutorial.
Course Texts and Reading Schedule:
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January 8th & 10th
January 15th & 17th
The Innocent Traveller
January 22nd & 24th
January 29th & 31st
February 5th & 7th
February 12th & 14th
February 19th & 21st
February 26th & 28th
All Tomorrow’s Parties
March 5th & 7th
March 12th & 14th
March 19th & 21st
Blog Analysis, Review, and prep. for Group Project & Final Exam
March 26th & 28th
April 2nd & 4th
Blog Reading Assignments Set in Lecture.
See support material available on Library Reserve.
Nb: There is a four percent per day late penalty for assignments, documented medical or bereavement leave excepted. For medical exemptions, provide a letter from a physician on letterhead which declares his or her medical judgement that illness or injury prevented work on the essay. The letter must cover the entire period over which the assignment was scheduled and may be verified by telephone. For any matter effecting deadlines, consult with the TA in person and before the assignment period.
1. Mid term paper, fifteen hundred words. Emphasis will be equally on literary analysis and writing mechanics:
2. Group e-text writing project: TA handout.
3. Individual class presentation: TA handout.
4. Final exam: Tu. April 10th 08:30 – 11:30 am. See GoSFU “View my Exam Schedule” for Room Number.
Read the material well in advance at least once, attend lectures & seminars and participate in seminar discussion, and you’re halfway to success.
Course requirement weighting:
10% Course participation
15% Seminar presentation
20% Group e-Text project
20% Mid-term paper (approx. 1500 words)
35% Final examination
Nb: “Participation requires both participation in seminar and attendance and punctuality at lecture and seminar."
Office Hours: AQ 6094 -- Monday & Wednesday: 10:30-3:00, Tuesday & Thursday: 1:30-3:00. Bring your coffee and discuss course matters freely. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Please only use your SFU account for e-mail contact. Other e-Mail accounts are blocked by white-list.