Materials Required for the Course:
The following books are all available at the Penn Book Center (34th and
Sansom). You should also be able to find them online, but it is
important that you buy these specific editions (Publisher/Edition name
William Shakespeare, Titus
William Shakespeare, Richard
Edmund Spenser, The Faerie
Three Early Modern Utopias
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor
There will also be a coursepack for this class, which you can purchase
at the IKON copy center in Levine Hall
Requirements and Grading
The requirements for this class fall into three categories: Attendance,
Preparation and Participation, and Written Work.
Attendance, Preparation, and
I expect to combine lecture with active participation from all members
of the class. You should read all of the assigned texts at least
once before the corresponding class meeting, and come to class ready to
participate in our discussions. Missing several classes will
adversely affect your grade. You should also make an effort to be
on time for class; expect habitual tardiness to be counted in your
Essaysâ€”You will write two 3-5 page papers over the course of
semester. I will provide specific instructions for these
assignments in advance of their due dates.
Examsâ€”There will be a mid-term exam and a cumulative final
Each will consist of short-answer responses and essays.
Your final grade will be based on the following percentages:
Attendance, Preparation and participation as follows:
Written work, distributed as follows:
If you miss an exam, you may not make
it up (unless you have made arrangements with me before the exam date).
Late papers will be downgraded 3
points for each day they are late.