DAILY SCHEDULE: (Please read all assignments for the day indicated.)

Month Day Date Assignments/Class Topics
Sept. 3 Fri. Introduction to USEM
Kozol, Amazing Grace
Sept. 7 Tue.
Kozol, Amazing Grace
Reaction paper due on Kozol
Sept. 10 Fri. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 1-9)
Oral presentation on Salinger :
Sept. 14 Tue. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 10-19)
Oral presentation on Salinger:
Sept. 17 Fri. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye (Chapters 20-26)
Oral presentation on Salinger :
Sept. 21 Tue. NO CLASS ["Brandeis Monday"]
BUT: FILM: 400 Blows 3-5
Come to Shiffman 201!
(If you cannot make this, please see the film on your own before Friday's class. It will be on reserve in the Shiffman Language Media Center).
Sept. 24 Fri. Truffaut, 400 Blows
Oral presentation on 400 Blows:
Reaction paper due on Salinger or 400 Blows or both
Sept. 28 Tue. Truffaut, 400 Blows
Version 1 of Personal Literacy Essay due in USEM
Oct. 1 Fri. Molière, School for Wives (read whole play)
Oral presentation on Molière:
Oct. 5 Tue. Molière, School for Wives
Reaction paper due on Molière
Oct. 8 Fri. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 1-9)
Oral presentation on Voltaire:
Oct. 12 Tue. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 10-20)
Oral presentation on Voltaire:
Oct. 15 Fri. Voltaire, Candide
Version 2 of Personal Literacy Essay due in USEM
Oct. 19 Tue. Voltaire, Candide (Chapters 21-30)
Midsemester evaluation of class
Oral presentation on Voltaire:
Oct. 22 Fri. Introduction to Laye
Reaction paper due on Voltaire
Topic of Research Paper (1 sentence) due in USEM and UWS
Oct. 26 Tue. Laye, The Dark Child (Chapters 1-6)
Oral presentation on Laye:
Oct. 29 Fri. Laye, The Dark Child (Chapters 7-12)
Oral presentation on Laye:
Nov. 2 Tue. Introduction to Sugar Cane Alley
Oral research paper presentations:
Version 1 of Personal Statement due in USEM
FILM: Sugar Cane Alley 3-5
Come to Shiffman 201!
(If you cannot make this, please see the film on your own before Friday's class. It will be on reserve in the Shiffman Language Media Center).
Nov. 5 Fri. Sugar Cane Alley
Oral presentation on Sugar Cane Alley:
Reaction paper due on Laye or Sugar Cane Alley or both
Nov. 9 Tue. Oral research paper presentations:
Nov. 12 Fri. Oral research paper presentations:
Version 1 of Research Paper due in USEM and UWS
Nov. 16 Tue. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 1-53)
Oral presentation on Kingston:
Nov. 19 Fri. Kingston, The Woman Warrior (pp. 55-160)
Oral presentation on Kingston:
Nov. 23 Tue. Kingston, The Woman Warrior
Oral presentation on Kingston:
Version 2 of Personal Statement due in USEM
FILM: Good Will Hunting 3-5
Come to Shiffman 201!
(If you cannot make this, please see 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.)
Nov. 26
Fri. THANKSGIVING RECESS
Nov. 30 Tue. Good Will Hunting
Oral presentation on Good Will Hunting:
Reaction paper due on Kingston or Good Will Hunting
Dec. 3 Fri. Conclusion and course evaluation
Final research paper, 10-12 pages, with abstract, due in USEM and UWS
Dec. 7 Tue. PARTY!



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