2333 World Literature II Hybrid Syllabus

Course Description: This course introduces the student to a multiplicity of literary histories beginning with the seventeenth century through the twentieth century with an emphasis on written analysis. Students will read representative selections, analyze, and discuss philosophies, societal mores, social milieus, and social concerns.

Course Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3

Pre-Requisite: ENGL 1302 or ENGL 2311

College Repeat Policy: A student may repeat this course only once after receiving a grade, including “W.”

Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the scope and variety of works or genres from each literary period.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of literature as expressions of individual and human values within the social, political, cultural, and religious overtones of each literary period.

3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in oral and written discussion and argumentative analysis.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of correct MLA documentation conventions.

5. Show that the student can relate literature to his/her own experiences.

Withdrawal Policy: See the current Collin Student Handbook.

Religious Holy Days: Please refer to the current Collin Student Handbook.

Collin College Academic Policies: See the current Collin Student Handbook.

Americans with Disabilities Act:

It is the policy of Collin County Community College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are students with disabilities. This College will adhere to all applicable Federal, State and local laws, regulations and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodation as required to afford equal educational opportunity. It is the student's responsibility to contact the ACCESS office, SCC-G200 or 972. 881.5898 (V/TTD: 972.881.5950) in a timely manner to arrange for appropriate accommodations.  



Dr. Mary Anne Andrade
Collin County Community College District
Spring Creek Campus
Office: B-106
Fax: (972) 881-5629
Office phone: (972) 881-5823
Internet address:
Office hours: TBA

Class information:
Section SY1 meets every Tuesday from 1:00-2:15
SectionSY 2 meets every Thursday from 1:00-2:15

Minimum Technology Requirement: OSSC Student Information See also Start Here folder

Minimum Student Skills: Engl 1302. See Prerequisite

Netiquette Expectations: See Start Here folder:

  1. Standards of courtesy and respect must be maintained at all times in our online “classroom.” Join in to the discussion, but remember that this is still a “classroom” setting and that respect and consideration are crucial for any intellectual discussion.
  2. Discussion areas are the place for intelligent and respectful airing of ideas. Name-calling and personal attacks are not permitted.
  3. Any violation of the standards of appropriate behavior online will be reported to the Dean of Students and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken by the college.

Course Resources:

Help: For help with your writing, please use the services of the Writing Centers, either with a one-on-one appointment at any one of the three campuses, or online.

Textbooks: The Norton Anthology of World Literature: 1650-to the Present, second edition (3 volumes)

Supplies: none

Attendance policy: see Method of Evaluation

No laptop computers in the classroom.

Keep graded essays in case of grade disputes.


Method of Evaluation:

10% Participation Grade: this is based on attendance. Starting from 100, each absence is 5 points off: for example, 1 absence results in a 95 grade; 2 absences=90, and so on.

30%:  Mid-Term and Final each count 15%

30%: Response papers. Using the response paper topics listed in Weekly Assignments, write a one -page typed response. The grade will be based on the thoughtfulness of the response; the response paper must be in my hands before we discuss the particular topic; in other words, I want you to read the material assigned and respond to the topic question before we discuss it in class; therefore, I will not accept any late responses, but students may skip two.

Response papers are graded for content not form, so you don't need a formal organization. I will not grade off for grammar on these, unless the grammatical errors prevent my understanding of the paper. Length should be one page. Response papers with the grade of 90 and above will have quotations as well as a good response to the question; 85, good response but no quotations; 80, thoughtful response but the student is not reading the text well; 70 and above, skimpy responses that are off the mark.

Support: for response papers and essays, it's important to remember that you have to back-up every assertion -- every point you make -- with quotations. And the quotations must support the thesis -- or main idea. Choosing the right quotations is important. Not just any quotation will do. Quotations are your proof; otherwise, all you are writing is an opinion. The essays and response papers should be analytical, not plot summary. Please read the samples below

30% Essays: 2 essays, typed, 4-5 pages long, plus Works Cited page. Correct grammar and formal organization are required. See essay example for organization. See essay example for organization. Each essay must have at least two scholarly sources from college data bases or library books. MLA style with a Works Cited page.

Late essays: 5 points off per day; I will not accept an essay more than 2 days late no matter what the excuse unless you make arrangements with me before the absence.


Obtaining secondary sources:

Databases: How to find secondary sources.  Log into CougarWeb: Click on Library, then click on "Find Articles." Click on "Literature, Poetry, and Books." This takes you to the page of the college databases on literature. Choose JSTOR, Academic Search Complete, or ProjectMuse.

Avoid any articles with word "Review" in them and any biography/reference databases -- do not choose an article from Biography Resource Center, Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary    Biography, Gale Literary Databases, Literary Reference Center, Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers, and Twayne's Author Series.

Knight Cite: this site helps you prepare your Works Cited page. Just fill in the blanks and this machine orders correctly the bibliographic information and provides the appropriate punctuation.

Grammar errors

Sample essay with sources

Grading checklist: I use this checklist to grade your essays. If you have too many grammatical errors, you cannot make higher than a C.

Sample response paper


Turning in assignments


Final Exam: To be taken in class. See exam schedule.


World Literature Grade Sheet




1 Essay______________________X


2 Essay______________________X



1 Response_____

2 Response_____

3 Response_____

4 Response_____

5 Response_____

6 Response_____


Total__________divided by 4 =_____X 30%__________________


Participation (In-class discussion and attendance) ___________________10%


Mid-Term Exam_________________X 15% __________________



Final Exam_____________________X 15%___________________