Syllabus for English 110: Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking

The Generation of Genre
ENGLISH 110 – 32162: Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking
College of San Mateo
Ronald B. Richardson

Objective: To experience poetry, fiction, and drama more richly, by exploring the generation of the modern genres of romance, mystery and science fiction.

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Experiencing “The Waste Land”: A Four-Day Unit for Teaching T. S. Eliot’s Masterpiece

Steer your students away from the question “What does The Waste Land mean?”, a question that still baffles literary critics. Instead, get them to ask “What does The Waste Land express?” Rather than getting them to interpret the poem; have them experience it. A four day course of 90 minute classes, for high school and undergraduates, based on a theoretical framework laid out in my essay “What The Waste Land Expresses: An Experiential Approach to T. S. Eliot’s Poem.”

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