Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Class Schedule

The schedule (see calendar) shows the reading you should have done by a given day: it’s designed to spread your reading fairly evenly across the semester (e.g., if four class sessions are devoted to a novel, you should read at least a quarter of the novel for each of those sessions). In class, however, I’ll go slower over some parts, faster over others.

Student Work

  1. A take-home essay exam (1 or 2 questions) after each of the first five novels.

  2. One or two oral reports, approx. 10 minutes each.


  1. No more than two unexcused absences. Beyond that, you will fail the course.

    • If you are sick or have to be away for another legitimate reason, e-mail me.
    • I may charge you an unexcused absence if you frequently arrive late or without your book.
  2. Unannounced quizzes on readings at my discretion.

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

assignment Presentation Assignments