English History & Literature

 

English History and Literature

Syllabus: Fall 2015

 

Assignments below are due on the dates given.

 

09/01—09/02

History of Britain and Ireland, 10--22

Prentice-Hall Literature, 1—21. Answer questions under “Interpreting,” p. 21

In class discussion of Rogue Male

Vocabulary from 1100 Words, assigned in class

 

09/08—09/09

History of Britain and Ireland, 23--35

Prentice-Hall Literature, 22—51. Study Beowulf after reading the poems. Select two or three qualities that the Anglo-Saxons valued in their leaders. Write a 500-word essay on those qualities, using examples from the poem to support your thesis.

In-class essay: Rogue Male

Vocab

 

09/15—09/16

HOBAI, 36--45

PHL, 52—71. Answer questions under “Interpreting” on page 61.

Medieval Plays, in class

Beowulf essay due.

 

09/22—0923

HOBAI, 46--61

PHL, 72—101

In-class CD: Guinevere

Med. Plays in class

 

09/29—09/30

HOBAI, 62--75

PHL, 102--113

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Med. Plays

Vocab

 

10/06—10/07

HOBAI, 76--85

PHL, 114—139. Begin memorization of first 18 lines, page 117.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

10/13—10/14

HOBAI, 86--95

PHL, 140—157

One Corpse Too Many

In-class essay on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

 

10/20—10/21

HOBAI, 96--111

PHL, 198—199.  Choose one of these assignments and follow the directions.

Memorization due: 18 lines from page 117.

One Corpse Too Many

 

 

10/27—10/28

HOBAI, 112--125

PHL, 201—231.

Finish One Corpse Too Many

 

11/03—11/04

HOBAI,

PHL, 236—243, 248--251

In-class essay: One Corpse Too Many

 

11/10—11/11

HOBAL, 126--135

PHL, 252—303, Memorize first eight lines of any Shakespearean sonnet.

 

11/17—11/18

HOBAI, 136--149

PHL, 393—352. Memorize last six lines of the same Shakespearean sonnet.

 

11/24—11/25

Thanksgiving break

 

12/01—12/02

HOBAI, 150--161

PHL, 356—371

 

12/08—12/09

HOBAI, 162--171

PHL, 373—391

 

12/15—12/16

HOBAI,

PHL, 396—403

 

12/22—12/23

Christmas break

 

01/05—01/06

Right Ho, Jeeves Chapters 1—14