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Online ENGL 2111

Web-Based ENGL 2111... 

  • is designed for those who need flexibility in their schedule and are self-motivated
  • requires at least a minimum comfort level with email and D2L
  • teaches basics of literary analysis and continues the Freshman Composition focus on improving writing skills
  • explores literature written by a variety of cultures from the beginning of written literature until about 1750
  • typically involves 6-12 hours of student work each week
  • has set due dates, but schedule flexibility because students can work ahead when needed and only need to log-in twice weekly
  • requires no on-campus meetings (mandatory meetings with instructor are completed via Collaborate)

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Since it is impossible to cover all literature up to 1750 in a single semester, each instructor must “filter” the selections that are covered. I have chosen heroic literature as the “theme” of our course. We will explore heroes through the lense of Joseph Campbell’s work on the Journey of the Hero and other theories. We will explore connections between epic heroes of the past and modern depictions of heroes in film and other media.

Required Materials

  1. Required Textbook: The Norton Anthology of World Literature, 4th ed. (Vols. A, B & C only) 978-0-393-26590-3
  2. Internet Access—at home or school
  3. Microsoft Office or equivalent word processing program

Major Assignments

  • 2 or 3 Literary Analysis Essays (2 pages each)
  • Journal Club (written analysis of a scholarly journal article with a small group presentation of same analysis)
  • Online Weekly Discussion
  • Comprehensive Final Essay Exam (4-5 pages)

**The number and type of assignments in this list is subject to change.  This list is intended as a general guide only.**

Am I ready for an online class? Will you be successful in this course?

If this is your first online course, I would highly recommend that you take the Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator (READI) to assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.

You can find the READI at

On that page you will find several User Names and Passwords.  Select and use the one that best fits your major area of study.  When the READI opens, you will notice a navigation bar on the left side. The items listed in the bar are the areas that you will be measured on by the indicator.  At the end, a report will be displayed which you can use to help you prepare to be successful as a distance-learning student.