Writing English Essays – Syllabus

ECD 8018: Writing English Essays (Graduate Seminar) (Fall 2017)

Here is the course syllabus: 2017-9 Writing English Essays 8018 Syllabus

We’ll be using these texts. You can buy the print or e-book version:

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Whatthebook)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (Amazon, Whatthebook, Kyobo Books)

British Society & Literature 2 – Syllabus

ENG 1061: British Society & Literature 2 (Fall 2017)

Here is the course syllabus: 2017-9 British Society & Literature 2 1061 Syllabus

We’ll be reading these texts. You can use any version, but please buy one in the full original English.

  1. Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw) (Amazon, Gmarket, Free Public Domain)
  2. Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  3. Poetry (Pdf Handout)
  4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #1 (Douglas Adams) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling) (also called Sorcerer’s Stone in U.S.) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  6. Optional: Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Readings 1, 2, 3, 4)

British Society Through Modern Novels – Syllabus

ENG 3044: British Society Through Modern Novels (Fall 2017)

Here is the course syllabus: 2017-9 British Soc Mod Novels 3044 Syllabus

We’ll be reading these texts. You can use any version, but please buy one in the full original English.

  1. Dubliners (James Joyce) (Amazon, Gmarket, Free Public Domain)
  2. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley) (Amazon, Gmarket, Free Public Domain)
  3. Lord of the Flies (William Golding) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  4. Lucky Jim (Kingsley Amis) (Amazon, Gmarket)
  5. Optional: Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Readings 1, 2, 3, 4)

Peer Edit

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.

Wikipedia Articles

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!

  1. Dorian Gray (character)
  2. Montjoy (character)
  3. Dark Lady (character)
  4. Ferdinand (The Tempest)

Final Exam Schedule

British Society & Literature 1

  • The final will be Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00-4:30. Papers are due Friday night, June 16.

Shakespeare

  • 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)

E-mail address: 

Wikipedia Project

— 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.

PBL Vision & Career: MUL Episode 6

Managing University Life Episode 6 Blog Post — Comments will be closed June 7
  • Watch Episode 6 of MUL below and answer the question(s). You can watch the video anywhere– we aren’t meeting in the office this week.
  • On Thursday, June 15 you will be submitting a written assignment on one of the issues discussed in Episodes 1-6. Write a paper of about 750 words discussing how this problem is a factor at Hanyang ERICA, and how it might be solved. Be specific and do some research– “The university should fix poor eating habits by encouraging students to eat better” isn’t a realistic or detailed solution.
  • There was an error in the YouTube link for Episode 5. Here it is.

Choose one of the following questions and write a post of about 100-200 words answering it. There are no right or wrong answers; give your opinion, or respond to someone else’s post.

 

  1. “Education is not something you buy or receive—it must be earned, just like fitness.” What does this mean, and how is becoming educated like becoming physically fit?
  2. Write an imaginary e-mail to a professor to ask for something, using polite language; or, write an imaginary cover letter for an internship or program.
  3. If asked in an interview, “what is your greatest weakness?”, if you answer “I like to work too hard!” the interview will just think you are lying. What is a better answer that you could personally use yourself?