Here are the working course syllabi (.pdf) for the courses I’m teaching this spring:
Optional: Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Free Readings 1, 2, 3, 4)
Questions? Reply here, or e-mail me:
If you are involved with the Wikipedia projects this semester, please take the final post survey at Google Docs.
For British Society & Lit 1 and Shakespeare:
Remember to bring 3 copies in print of your paper, in progress, for peer edit. The peer edit day is included as an in-class writing assignment.
- Brit Soc & Lit 1 meets Wednesday, June 14 for peer edit.
- Shakespeare class meets Thursday, June 15 for peer edit.
Here are some of the Wikipedia entries by the involved groups. Please remember that your entries cannot be like essays– they must be objective and include cited references for all claims. Pages may change as other editors alter information– which is how Wikipedia works.
I won’t evaluate these pages for a few days in case groups wish to do some last improvements!
- Dorian Gray (character)
- Montjoy (character)
- Dark Lady (character)
- Ferdinand (The Tempest)
British Society & Literature 1
- The final will be Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00-4:30. Papers are due Friday night, June 16.
- The final will be Monday, June 19 at 10:30-12:00. Papers are due Friday night, June 16.
PBL Vision & Career
- There is no final exam; there is only a paper project due Thursday, June 15 (paper or e-mail)
— Students working on the Wikipedia course project —
- The final due date for the group project is Thursday, June 8.
- Please don’t send me a report! Send only your link to your (more or less) finished web page.
- Here is an example I wrote myself: Seoullo_7017_Skypark
- Remember that you are writing an encyclopedia entry and not an essay. Do not include your personal opinion; include only facts and arguments made by sources you can cite.
- A long entry with no references will quickly be deleted by other editors; a shorter entry is better if every major statement is backed up with a citation (see the one I wrote).
- Do your best; I know this is the first time students have tried this in my classes.
A reminder: Here is the free writing guide which we’ll be using in class.
You can download the file and have it printed, or read it on your computer.
Here are some suggested pages which groups might create or edit. I would like each group to decide on a page and propose to me what they would like to do with it before I approve their work– by Monday, May 8.
- Each group member should complete the Google project survey and create a Wikipedia ID.
British Society & Lit 1
- Group 4 (extra credit): Merchant of Venice
(Ideas: Bassanio; Gratiano; Portia; Lorenzo; Nerissa; Jessica; Tubal; Gobbo; Il Pecorone; Belmont)
- Group 5: Picture of Dorian Gray
(Ideas: Lippincott’s Magazine; Dorian; Basil; Lord Henry; Sibyl Vane; Vivian Grey; “The Artist as Critic”; “Criticism” section of The Picture of Dorian Gray; “Cultural References” section of The Picture of Dorian Gray; Themes and Motifs: Add “Guilt” or “Sin”
- Group 5: Henry V
(Ideas: Michael Williams; Doll Tearsheet; Alice; Montjoy; Monsieur le Fer; Harfleur (expand and make Henry V description a separate section); Henry V (Character); Katharine (Character); Add “Cultural References” section
- Group 1: Poems & Sonnets
(Ideas: Dark Lady; Procreation Sonnets; Choose one of the minor sonnets with a short page and fill it out)
- Group 11: The Tempest
(Ideas: Prospero; Ferdinand; Caliban; Sebastian; Gonzalo; Stephano; Trinculo; Naufragium (1523); Full Fathom Five)
Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale will be performed live in Seoul April 15-30. Tickets are 20,000 for students (regular 25,000 won). See more information at the Seoul Shakespeare website.