an eiland distance education course

Course Calendar & Presentations

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Using all of this information requires a bit of organization, so follow these general instructions. For each week, begin by reading assigned work from the internet, indicated by an authorís last name and the story title. The stories themselves, listed by title and author, are on line. A google search with title and the word TEXT will find the story if the provided link does not work. There will be rhetoric from You are then to download the chosen web site for that week, listed as a link on the syllabus at the site English I-Net Resource List. That means all you have to do is click on the colored (usually blue) link of the name or address of the site. Following that, read the online presentation of the format strategy for the week, (Org & Outline, Quoting Your Sources, How To Take A Test, etc.). You are also required to read the thematic presentation for that week in Online Presentations (Character, Theme, Irony etc.). This will allow you to follow the schedule and be topical in the chat room and the class room. Any assignment or topic not linked to a website is on Read the directions. All Due Dates for written assignments listed here are approximate. Written Assignments and Due Dates for papers and tests are posted on the Discussion Board. Most of this syllabus is self-explanatory.
Tentative Schedule

Week 1

Introduction, Course Description
Internet: T. C. Boyle


Week 2

Internet: Sherman Alexie

Primary Text:

Week 3
Internet: Bobbie Ann Mason

Primary Text:

Week 4
Internet: John Cheever

Primary Text:
Paper One Due

Week 5
Internet: Alice Walker
Primary Text:
Test One
Message Board Discussion Group One Due

Week 6
Internet: Raymond Carver

Primary Text:

Week 7
Internet: Stephen Crane

Primary Text:

Week 8
Internet: Jamaica Kincaid
Primary Text:

Week 9
Internet: Edgar Allan Poe;
Primary Text:
Message Board Discussion Two Due

Week 10
Internet: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Primary Text:

Week 11
Internet: Eudora Welty
Primary Text:

Week 12
Internet: Kate Chopin

Primary Text:

Week 13
Internet: Ernest Hemingway

Primary Text:
Message Board Discussion Group Three
Note Cards for Term Paper due Due

Week 14
Internet: James Baldwin;
Primary Text:
Peer Edit for Term Paper due

Week 15
  • Final Term Paper Due
  • Final Exam

Week 16
Final Exam Week

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