Medieval and Renaissance English Literature

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medieval and Renaissance English Literature

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    British Studies, Literature, Literatures in English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Requirements:
    1. Attendance & Participation 20%
    2. One Short Paper (3 pages, less than 900 words) 20%
    3. Exams (Midterm & Final) 20%, each
    4. Group presentation (15%) and one response paper 20%

    Course Activities
    1. Attendance and Participation: Attendance is mandatory.

    2. Short Paper: You will be required to write ONE short paper, designed to encourage you to
    take a closer look at the texts and to critically respond to the use of languag. The paper (3
    pages, less than 900 words, in English) should focus on a passage chosen from any text(s)
    covered throughout the semester and provide your commentary on it. The length of the
    passage will be from one sentence to no more than half a page. Indicate the line numbers or
    page number of the passage at the beginning of your paper.
    Use of secondary materials to develop your ideas would be helpful but not required. A
    close reading of one or two primary texts will be sufficient for producing a good paper.

    3. Exams: Primarily objective; types of questions for both the midterm and the final include
    paraphrase, quotation identification, short answer questions, and a short essay question.
    Syllabus: Medieval and Renaissance English Literature (fall 2015) ? Preliminary

    4. Group Presentation: 15 minutes. In groups of four, each of you will have a chance to
    present your analysis of a text covered on the day of your presentation. I suggest that you
    meet as a group, exchange ideas about the text, and prepare a PowerPoint to show how your
    team read the text. Your team may opt to have a creative presentation, such as theatrical
    performance, your own retelling of a story, or a 10-minute video production.

    5. Online Responses: Throughout the semester you will post on EKU 1 short (1 paragraph,
    10 lines) response / questions on the readings assigned the next day. The dates of your
    postings will be scheduled at the beginning of the course.

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