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The Chinese University of Hong Kong
This course covers English fiction, poetry and drama. Literary terms and instruction of literary texts are included.
This course is compulsory for ENGE and ELED students while students taking other programmes are also allowed to take this course.
Students must read the required texts before attending the lectures or they will not be able to answer questions asked by the professor.
10% Attendance, participation
10% Presentation (conducted in tutorials) - each student is required to conduct an 8-minute presentation on one of the assigned texts (students cannot choose when to present and which text to present on but everything is determined by drawing lots)
20% 2 Quizzes (Fill in the blanks & multiple choices) - Quiz 1: literary terms (definition + application), Quiz 2: literary terms (definition + application) + factual information of the dramas taught
20% Paper 1 (Explication of a poem - 10 choices are provided) - about 3 pages
40% Paper 2 (Comparison between two texts studied in the course) - about 6-8 pages
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Introduction to Literature
Presentation and examination
This course will introduce students to methods of reading literary texts from the major genres of fiction, drama, and poetry. The emphasis will be on specific literary texts, paying attention to their language, forms, conventions and meanings.
10% attendance, participation, Blackboard usage
Attendance for both lectures and tutorials is required. Absence must be justified; or it will affect your final grade negatively.
10% presentation: 7-8 mins; 1-page handout of key points; give a close reading of (a part of) the text according to the suggested topic
40% 30% in-class test + 10% quiz: on literary terms and required readings; reading an unseen poem
40% term paper: 7 pages (A4, font 12, double-space): Late submission will be penalized.
In-depth analysis of Literature pieces
Basic skills in analyzing different literature texts like fiction, poetry and play.
Attendance and participation: 10%
Tutorial presentation: 10%
2 quizes: 20%
2 papers: 60%
basic knowledge of literature
Poetry, fiction, drama
50% term paper 20% presentation 20% assignment 10% daily
introductory course to literature studies
10% attendance, participation
20% 2 Quizzes
20% Paper 1
40% Paper 2
Introduction to literature
20% test 40% per Paper
Basic literary terms
Term papers*2 , quiz*2, tutorial attendance and presentation
Li. Ou is a good teacher. Passionate about romanticism poetry.
50% final, 30% assignment, 20% class performance
Exam, final paper
Very fundamental literature.
presentation, exam, quiz, attendence
Read a lot of literatures!
No final exam
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