Dr Kaukab Siddique
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English 101     English 103     English 207 (World Literature)     English 208 (World Literature II)     English 214 (Literary Criticism)     English 322 (African Americans in Broadcasting)

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English Department
English 208/World Literature II
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
UH 302. Ext. 7515. Email: ksiddique@lincoln.edu
Office Hours (by appointment only): M & W 5:30 - 6:30
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 102

Spring 2019

As the second half of a two semester sequence, English 208 is a three credit course designed to introduce students to masterpieces in world literature. English 208 takes as its province literature from a wide range of cultures written from the eighteenth century to modern times. As part of Lincoln's core curriculum, the course will contribute to a broad foundation in the humanities, exposing students to a wide and challenging range of readings.

Student Learning Outcomes :
  1. Introduce students to the literary accomplishments of different cultures.
  2. Expose students to a chronological sequence of landmark works which illustrate the ways men and women have perceived themselves and their world.
  3. Acquaint students with the basic concepts and terms of literary analysis.
  4. Reinforce expository writing skills.
  5. Encourage students to develop critical thinking skills in their approach to interpreting literature.
Required Text:

Mack et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces , expanded edition.
Sula by Toni Morrison.

Student Learning Opportunities [SLOs] :
  1. Active participation in class activities (including group activities)
  2. Reading of all assigned text (measured in part by quizzes)
  3. One interpretive essay
  4. One summary/response assignment based on secondary critical readings; other response papers as assigned
  5. One 4-5 page critical essay
  6. An oral presentation on a part of a particular work
  7. A midterm exam
  8. A final exam
Literary Terms & Genres
Identification of Imagery, metaphors, similes and symbolism


The midterm grade will be an average of the following:

Interpretive Essay #1 20%
Summary/Response Paper #1 20%
Midterm Exam 30%
Class Participation 30%

The final grade will be an average of the following:

Midterm grade 20%
Critical Essay 35%
Final Exam 20%
Class Participation, including oral reports 25%


The English Department adheres strictly to the University policy: students are permitted three absences (including excused absences). Cuts in excess of three will result in lowered final course grades. Students entering the class after attendance has been taken will be marked late. Three lates equal one cut.


Week 1 Introduction to Course
Works in the Western European Tradition
18th Century Enlightenment: Moliere, "Tartuffe" 1900
Week 2 "Tartuffe" continued
"Tartuffe" Response Paper #1
19th Century Revolution and Romanticism
Selected poetry: Blake, "Songs of Innocence" and "Songs of Experience" 2267 and 2278
Week 3 Martin Luther King Day (no classes)
Poetry continued
Wordsworth Tintern Abbey 2273
Intro to Sula
Week 4 Sula
Week 5 Interpretive Essay due
Sula concluded
Week 6 19th Century Realism: Ibsen, "Hedda Gabler" 2480
Week 7 20th Century Modernism: Kafka, "The Metamorphosis" 2746
Week 8 Review
Midterm Exam
Week 9 Tolstoy, "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" 2432
"Love Song of J. Alfred Prufruck" 2787
Week 10 Zaabalawi by Mahfouz
Week 11 Chike's School Days by Achebe
Week 12 Critical Essay Due
Week 13 Oral Presentation
Week 14 From the East
India: Rabindranath Tagore "Punishment" 2618
Week 15 Critical Essay #2 Due

Academic Integrity:

Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is therefore expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.