DAILY SCHEDULE: (Please read all assignments for the day indicated.)
Month Day Date Assignments/Class Topics
Sept. 3 Thu. Introduction to USEM and UWS
Sept. 4 Fri. FILM: Good Will Hunting 2:10-4:30 in SHIFFMAN 201!
(If you cannot stay past 3, please see the rest of the film on your own before Tuesday's class. It will be on reserve in the Shiffman Language Media Center, or you can get it on your own from the video store.)
Sept. 8 Tue. Good Will Hunting
Oral presentation on Good Will Hunting : EDIE
Reaction paper due on Good Will Hunting
[Wed. Sept. 9: Version 1 of Personal Statement due in UWS]
[Wed. Sept. 9: 7-9 p.m.: film 400 Blows to be publicly shown in French Film Festival, Shiffman 201. If you can't attend, please see the film on reserve at Shiffman Language Media Center before Friday's class.]
Sept. 10 Thu. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 1-9)
Oral presentation on Salinger: CARLA
Sept. 11 Fri. Truffaut, 400 Blows
Oral presentation on 400 Blows : DAVID
Sept. 15 Tue. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 10-19)
Oral presentation on Salinger: MICHAEL
Version 1 of Personal Literacy Essay due in USEM
Sept. 17 Thu. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 20-26)
Oral presentation on Salinger: LARRY
Sept. 18 Fri. Finish Salinger
Reaction paper due on Salinger or 400 Blows (or both)
Sept. 22 Tue. NO CLASS (Rosh Hashanah)
Sept. 24 Thu. NO CLASS (Brandeis Monday)
Sept. 25 Fri. Molière, School for Wives (read whole play)
Oral presentation on Molière: ALLIE
[Mon. Sept. 28: Topic of Research Papaer (1 sentence) due in USEM & UWS]
Sept. 29 Tue. Molière, School for Wives
Oct. 1 Thu. Finish Molière, Introduction to Voltaire
Reaction paper due on Molière
Oct. 2 Fri. NO CLASS (Brandeis Monday)
Oct. 6 Tue. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 1-6)
Oral presentation on Voltaire: JONATHAN
Oct. 8 Thu. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 7-13)
Oral presentation on Voltaire: HAL
Oct. 9 Fri. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 14-16)
Oral presentation on Voltaire:
Version 2 of Personal Literacy Essay due in USEM
Oct. 13 Tue. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 17-24)
Oral presentation on Voltaire: MUGDHA
Oct. 14 Wed. BRANDEIS THURSDAY:
Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 25-27)
Oral presentation on Voltaire: LAURA
Oct. 15 Thu. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 28-30)
Oral presentation on Voltaire: KAITLIN
Midsemester Evalution
Oct. 16 Fri. Finish Voltaire, Introduction to Laye
Reaction paper due on Voltaire
Oct. 20 Tue. Laye, The Dark Child (Chapters 1-4)
Oral presentation on Laye: JOSH
[Wed. Oct. 21: Research Paper Prospectus due in USEM & UWS]
Oct. 22 Thu. Laye, The Dark Child (Chapters 5-8)
Oral presentation on Laye: EMILY
Oct. 23 Fri. Laye, The Dark Child (Chapters 9-12)
Oral presentation on Laye: WOLE
Oct. 27 Tue. Finish Laye
Reaction paper due on Laye
Oct. 29 Thu. Introduction to Sembene
Oct. 30 Fri. FILM: Sembene's Mandabi Two showings: 12:00 (sharp)-1:30 and 3:00 (sharp)-4:30
Come to LIBRARY--AV ROOM!
This will be the first of only two opportunities to see the film (see Nov. 4), because it is a rental 16 mm. Please come to class 10 minutes early, since the film is 90 minutes long!
Nov. 3 Tue. Kincaid, Annie John (Chapters 1-3)
Oral presentation on Kincaid:
Nov. 4 Wed. 7-9 p.m. Shiffman 201 FILM: Sembene's Mandabi (shown in conjunction with Brandeis French Film Festival)
Nov. 5 Thu. Discuss Mandabi
Kincaid, Annie John (Chapters 4-6)
Nov. 6 Fri. Kincaid, Annie John (Chapters 7-8)
Oral presentation on Kincaid:
Nov. 10 Tue. Finish Kincaid, Introduction to Kingston
Reaction paper due on Kincaid or Mandabi
Nov. 12 Thu. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 1-53) (pp. 1-53)
Oral presentation on Kingston: KAREN
Nov. 13 Fri. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 55-109)
Oral presentation on Kingston: MIRANDA
Nov. 17 Tue. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 111-160)
Oral presentation on Kingston:
Nov. 19 Thu. Version 1 of Research Paper (5-7 pages) due in UWS and USEM
Oral research paper presentations:
Nov. 20 Fri. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 163-209)
Oral presentation on Kingston:
Oral research paper presentations:
Nov. 24 Tue. Finish Kingston
Reaction paper due on Kingston
Nov. 26
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THANKSGIVING RECESS
Dec. 1 Tue. Kozol, Amazing Grace (Chapters 1-3)
Oral research paper presentations:
Dec. 3 Thu. Kozol, Amazing Grace (Chapters 4-epilogue)
Oral presentation on Kozol:
Oral research paper presentations:
Dec. 4 Fri. Kozol
Version 2 of Personal Statement due in UWS & USEM
Oral research paper presentations:
Dec. 8 Tue. Kozol
Reaction paper due on Kozol
Oral research paper presentations:
Dec. 10 Thu. Conclusion and course evaluation
Final Research Paper, 10-12 pages, due in USEM and UWS
Dec. 11 Fri. Party



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