Course Syllabus (Undergraduate Program)
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
National Chung Cheng University
學年/學期Academic Year / Semester 108學年度2學期
科目名稱Course Title Introduction to Western Literature II
授課方式Course Type □ Lab Seminar □ Practicum Lecture □ other
先修科目Prerequisite Basic English reading, writing, speaking and listening
授課教師Instructor Dr. Benjamin Heal 學分數（Credits） 3
上課時間Time W(13:10-16:00) 上課地點（Place） R.149
電郵信箱Email email@example.com 研究室與電話（Office & Phone） R.353b
導師時間 Office Hours W 16:00-17:00
課程介紹與教學目標 Course Description and Objectives
This course examines major Western literary works from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Poetry, prose, and drama are studied in chronological sequence with consideration of activities in other artistic fields and some attention to historical and philosophical backgrounds.
Please check the reading required for each week,
Seminars will be a mix of lecture and class discussion. Additional reading materials and film clips will be provided to aid discussion. There will be additional exercises such as quizzes, presentations (assessed), concept mapping and free writing where appropriate.
1) To explore the historical tradition of Western literature.
2) For students to gain knowledge in the intellectual and cultural background of Western literature, and to become acquainted with the concepts and terminology used in the analysis of literary texts.
3) To equip the students with the necessary critical faculties, analytical approach, interdisciplinary vision and analytical, interpretative and inference skills for a successful understanding of Western literature.
4) To analyse major texts of Western literature, and assess the reasons for their importance.
5) To equip the students with the knowledge of the Western canon.
6) To understand the evolution of various themes, genres, literary traditions.
與核心能力指標之關聯 Relevance to Core Competence Indexes
■ 溝通表達與語文能力（Effective Communication and Language Skills）
■ 經典作品解析能力（Classics Comprehension and Analysis）
■ 問題發掘與研究能力（Problem-Solving and Research）
■ 創作與創新能力（Creativity and Innovation）
■ 科技應用能力與科技素養（Technology Application and Literacy）
■ 全球視野與多元文化認知能力（Global Vision and Awareness of Cultural Diversity）
You will need to bring a pen and pad to make notes, and be prepared to make contributions to discussions. You should prepare for each seminar by reading the text or texts set. You should also read some secondary material about the text. You will be required to produce a 10-minute informative group presentation on one of the texts, which will be assessed (20%). There will be 2 short multiple choice tests which are assessed (10% each) and a final in-class essay (50%). Attendance and homework assignments will give 10% of the final grade.
上課用書Textbooks and References
An anthology of texts will be provided - students should bring it to class.
Students can optionally purchase The Norton Anthology of World Literature
學習評量與成績配分Assessment and Grade Distribution
Papers: 50%, Quizzes: 20%, Group Presentation: 20%, Attendance: 10%
Week Date Contents
Week 01 02-19 Introduction - Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal
Week 02 02-26 Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock
Week 03 03-04 Voltaire - Candide
Week 04 03-11 Walt Whitman
Week 05 03-18 Herman Melville - Billy Budd
Week 06 03-25 Emily Dickinson (poetry)
Week 07 04-8 Edgar Allan Poe (short stories)
Week 08 04-15 Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Notes from Underground - 20 minute quiz
Week 09 04-22 Charles Baudelaire (poetry)
Week 10 04-29 Presentation Workshop
Week 11 05-6 Jorge Luis Borges “Garden of Forking Paths”
Week 12 05-13 Writing About Literature Workshop
Week 13 05-20 Presentations
Week 14 05-27 Samuel Beckett - Endgame
Week 15 06-3 Marguerite Duras – 20 minute quiz
Week 16 06-10 Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart
Week 17 06-14 Final Exam
與教育部職能診斷UCAN的關聯Relevance to UCAN of MOE
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