(Tentative course schedule for the semester—all dates subject to change).
The following is a list of our readings. All essays and poems are in the form of handouts. The reading must be completed by the date listed.
M 9/10—Introduction to the course. “Travel,” Rockwell Gray (handout)
TH 9/13—The Solace of Open Spaces, Gretel Ehrlich, pgs. 1-61
M 9/17— Draft of essay #1 due. Please bring three copies to class.
TH 9/20— The Solace of Open Spaces, pgs. 62-131
M 9/24—Stranger in the Forest, Eric Hansen, pgs. 11-119. ESSAY #1 DUE with drafts, peer response sheets, and my comments. Please bring two copies of completed essay to class.
TH 9/27— Stranger in the Forest, pgs. 121-177
M 10/1— Stranger in the Forest, pgs. 179-280
TH 10/4— Draft of essay #2 due. Please bring three copies to class.
M 10/8— CONFERENCES—No class
TH 10/11—Bones of the Master, George Crane, pgs. 3-77. ESSAY #2 DUE with drafts, peer response sheets, and my comments. Please bring two copies of completed essay to class.
M 10/15—Bones of the Master, pgs. 79-203
TH 10/18—Bones of the Master, pgs. 204-293
M 10/22—Walter Hendricks Day—No class
TH 10/25—Draft of essay #3 due. Please bring three copies to class.
M 10/29— CONFERENCES—No class
TH 11/1—Blue Highways, William Least Heat-Moon, pgs. 3-168. ESSAY #3 DUE with the usual.
M 11/5—Blue Highways, pgs. 171-340.
TH 11/8—Blue Highways, pgs.343-421. Go over research prospectus. Begin researching your final essay.
M 11/12—Tracks, Robyn Davidson, pgs. 19-133
TH 11/15—Tracks, pgs. 134-254. Research prospectus due.
M 11/19—Finish up discussion of Tracks. Short conferences to be scheduled.
M 11/26—Draft of essay #4 (research paper) due. Workshop on integrating sources and documentation
TH 11/29—CONFERENCES—No class
M 12/3—Research workshop/Conferences
TH 12/6—ESSAY #4 DUE. Class wrap-up
M 12/10—Final portfolio review
TH 12/13—Portfolios due to the English Committee at 8:30 a.m., DAL 38.