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Introductory Seminar in World Literature
(AY 2023/2024, Semester 2)

Download course syllabus here: Intro Seminar in World Lit syllabus.pdf

Week 1. Introduction

Overview of the academic essay-writing process

Lecture slides: W1. Introduction.pptx

Week 2. Text

Reading: Amy Tan, "Two Kinds"

Lecture slides: W2. Text Two Kinds.pptx

PDF of Tan, "Two Kinds": Tan. Two Kinds.pdf

Week 3. Context

Reading: Min Hyoung Song, "Asian American Literature within and beyond the Immigrant Narrative"

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PDF of Min Hyoung Song: song. asian am lit immigrant narrative.pdf

Week 4. Brainstorming

Designing a research question

Lecture slides: W4. Brainstorming.pptx


Research question due

Week 5. Drafting

Beginning to answer your research question

Identifying areas for research

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Week 6. Doing research

Looking for appropriate sources

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Library research skills workshop: 

Recommended reading list.pdf


Bibliography due

Week 7. Doing research

Taking notes

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Annotated bibliography due

Week 8. Writing the first draft

The structure of the essay

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First draft due

Week 9. Revising the first draft

Students peer-review each other's work

Identifying areas for further research

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Peer-review form due

Week 10. Writing the second draft

Doing further research

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Second draft due

Week 11. Revising the second draft

My feedback on the second draft

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Week 12. Writing the third draft

Student consultations

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Third draft due

Week 13. Editing

In-text citations and the list of works cited

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Proof-reading the third draft: students peer-review each other's work

Week 14. Conclusion

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Submit final essay (fourth version)

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