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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Patricia M. García

Lecturer Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Patricia M. García

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Biography

Patricia M. García is a lecturer in the department of English and the Center for Mexican American Studies.  Her research interests include Renaissance literature, Chicano/a literature, gender studies, English pedagogy, and service-learning methodologies.  She serves as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the South Central Renaissance Conference and as an associate editor for the journal Seventeenth Century News.

Interests

Renaissance literature; women, gender, and literature; cultural studies.

E 314V • Mexican American Lit And Cul

34140 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 101
(also listed as MAS 314 )
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E 314V  l  3-Mexican American Literature and Culture

Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  34140

Semester:  Spring 2015

Cross-lists:  MAS 314

Restrictions:  n/a

Computer Instruction:  No

Flags:  Cultural Diversity in the U.S.; Writing

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course will consider the relationship between Mexican-American literature and culture and the social conditions of its production. Through a study of a variety of texts (including fiction, poetry, art, and film), we will examine the development of individual and cultural identity from both historical and contemporary perspectives.  Some issues we will examine include cultural nationalism during the Chicano Renaissance; post-movement critiques of nationalist aesthetics; the intersection of ethnicity, class, and gender in the formulation of identity; aesthetics and agency in art; and the impact of immigration in the shaping of the Mexican-American experience.  Critical reading and writing skills will aid in our discussions of these issues and in our own examination of self-identity.

Texts: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros; y no se lo tragó la tierra/and the earth did not swallow him by Tomás Rivera; Brownsville by Oscar Casáres; Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande, Slow Lightening by Edwardo Corral.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and Participation 10%; Reading Responses 15%; Presentation 15%; Essays (3) 60%.

E 316L • British Literature

34310 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am CAL 200
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E 316L  l  British Literature

Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  34310

Semester:  Spring 2015

Cross-lists:  n/a

Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Computer Instruction:  No

Flags:  Global Cultures

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 15%; Close Reading Exercises 15%; reading quizzes 20%; exams (4 total) 50%.

E 316L • British Literature

35295 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm PAR 306
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  35295

Semester:  Fall 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Flags:  Global Cultures

Restrictions:  n/a

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B, Pearson Longman, 2008; Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library edition, 2004).

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; Close Reading Exercises 15%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 60%.

E 316L • British Literature

35400 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 308
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  35400

Semester:  Fall 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Flags:  Global Cultures

Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Prerequisites: One of the following: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.; Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library edition, 2004).

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; Close Reading Exercises 15%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 60%.

E 360R • Lit Std For H S Teacher Of Eng

35885 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 304
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  35885

Semester:  Fall 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Flags:  Writing

Restrictions:  [see Note below]

Computer Instruction:  No

E 360R and RHE 379C (Topic: Literary Studies for High School Teachers of English) may not both be counted.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

NOTE: Intended for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate.

Description: Designed for students planning a career teaching English, this course will introduce students to scholarship in literary studies that informs the teaching of literature today. Although it is not a methods course, E 360R will have a practical orientation: we will discuss the reasons for teaching literature, both historically and currently; we will examine some of the contemporary constraints on the teaching of English; and we will pursue how to best develop what Robert Scholes calls "Textual Power." Recognizing that texts are places where power and weakness become visible and discussable, where learning and ignorance manifest themselves, where structures that enable and constrain our thoughts and actions become palpable, this course will explore how the use of the study of literature can help students become better readers, writers, and thinkers.

Texts: 

Gere, Anne. Language and Reflection: An Integrated Approach to Teaching English (Prentice Hall) • Cisneros, Sandra, The House on Mango Street • Shakespeare, William, Much Ado about Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Library edition) • Dove, Rita, ed. Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry • Sherman Alexie The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Reading packet at Speedway Printers.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation, 10%; Essays (4 total) 40%; Writing Portfolio 30%; Oral Presentations 20%.

E F321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays

83170 • Summer 2014
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am PAR 105
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  83170

Semester:  Summer 2014, first session

Cross-lists:  n/a

Flags:  Global Cultures

Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: This course studies selected plays of William Shakespeare, one of the most important and widely read writers of the English early modern period. As we read the plays, we will analyze Shakespeare’s use of dramatic action, imagery, and character to practice our critical thinking skills. Through film and, if possible, live performances, we will examine performance choices as they expand our understanding of the play’s themes and language. Students will write journal entries that record their responses to the reading and the viewing of plays.  Finally, we will present our own short, informal performances of selected scenes or speeches to experience Shakespeare beyond the roles of reader and audience.

Texts: David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Pearson-Longman, publishers).

Requirements & Grading: Exams 60%; Journal 15%; Attendance/Participation 10%; Performances 15%.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35455 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 208
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  35455

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 75%.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35685 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 208
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Instructor:  García, P

Unique #:  35685

Semester:  Spring 2014

Cross-lists:  n/a

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 75%.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35330 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 1100am-1200pm PAR 105
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  35330            Flags:  Global Cultures

Semester:  Fall 2013            Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008; William Shakespeare Othello.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 75%.  

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35331 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 103
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  35331            Flags:  Global Cultures

Semester:  Fall 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008; William Shakespeare Othello.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation 10%; reading quizzes (6 total): 15%; exams (4 total) 75%.  

E 360R • Lit Std For H S Teacher Of Eng

35885 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 304
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Instructor:  García, P.            Areas:  IV / U

Unique #:  35885            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Fall 2013            Restrictions:  [see Note below]

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

E 360R and RHE 379C (Topic: Literary Studies for High School Teachers of English) may not both be counted.

NOTE: Intended for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: Designed for students planning a career teaching English, this course will introduce students to scholarship in literary studies that informs the teaching of literature today. Although it is not a methods course, E 360R will have a practical orientation: we will discuss the reasons for teaching literature, both historically and currently; we will examine some of the contemporary constraints on the teaching of English; and we will pursue how to best develop what Robert Scholes calls "Textual Power." Recognizing that texts are places where power and weakness become visible and discussable, where learning and ignorance manifest themselves, where structures that enable and constrain our thoughts and actions become palpable, this course will explore how the use of the study of literature can help students become better readers, writers, and thinkers.

Texts: 
Shakespeare, William, Othello; Cisneros, Sandra, The House on Mango Street; O’Brien, Tim, The Things They Carried; Course Packet at Speedway Printing.

Requirements & Grading: Attendance and participation, 10%; short response essays, 10%: peer response workshops, 10%; 2 essays (Essay 1 will under go a substantial revision with both student and teacher feedback), 60%; presentation, 10%.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

34955 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 2.124
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  34955            Flags:  Global Cultures

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignments. Reading quizzes (unannounced, 6 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35120 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am PAR 105
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  35120 & 35125            Flags:  Global Cultures

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignments. Reading quizzes (unannounced, 6 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35125 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 105
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  -- / B

Unique #:  35120 & 35125            Flags:  Global Cultures

Semester:  Spring 2013            Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A; and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignments. Reading quizzes (unannounced, 6 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 314V • Mexican American Lit And Cul

34750 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 304
(also listed as MAS 314 )
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  34750            Flags:  Writing, Cultural Diversity

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  MAS 314            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course will consider the relationship between Mexican-American literature and the social conditions of its production, mainly concentrating on novels written between 1967 and the present. Topics will include: literary form and cultural nationalism during the Chicano Renaissance, post-movement critiques of nationalist aesthetics, and the impact of immigration in the shaping of the Mexican-American experience.

Texts: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros; y no se lo tragó la tierra/and the earth did not swallow him by Tomás Rivera; Brownsville by Oscar Casares; Crazy Loco by David Rice

Requirements & Grading: Quizzes 15%; Response Essays 10%; Presentation 15%; Essays (2) 60%.

E 321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays

35305 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 206
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  I

Unique #:  35305            Flags:  Global cultures

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: This course studies selected plays of William Shakespeare, one of the most important and widely read writers of the English early modern period. We will read to develop our comprehension and analytical skills in both reading and writing, and we will also examine Shakespeare in performance through film and, hopefully, live theater. A tentative reading schedule follows: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Antony and Cleopatra; Hamlet; 1 Henry IV; Henry V.

Texts: David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Pearson-Longman, publishers).

Requirements & Grading: 4 major exams (100%)

E 360R • Lit Std For H S Teacher Of Eng

35540 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 103
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Instructor:  García, P.            Areas:  IV / U

Unique #:  35540            Flags:  Writing

Semester:  Fall 2012            Restrictions:  [see Note below]

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

E 360R and RHE 379C (Topic: Literary Studies for High School Teachers of English) may not both be counted.

NOTE: Intended for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate.

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Description: Designed for students planning a career teaching English, this course will introduce students to scholarship in literary studies that informs the teaching of literature today. Although it is not a methods course, E 360R will have a practical orientation: we will discuss the reasons for teaching literature, both historically and currently; we will examine some of the contemporary constraints on the teaching of English; and we will pursue how to best develop what Robert Scholes calls "Textual Power." Recognizing that texts are places where power and weakness become visible and discussable, where learning and ignorance manifest themselves, where structures that enable and constrain our thoughts and actions become palpable, this course will explore how the use of the study of literature can help students become better readers, writers, and thinkers.

Texts: Richter, David H., Falling Into Theory: Conflicting Views On Reading Literature; Shakespeare, William, The Merchant of Venice; Vendler, Helen, Poems. Poets. Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology; Cisneros, Sandra, The House on Mango Street; O’Brien, Tim, The Things They Carried; Packet of Xeroxes available at Speedway Printing.

Requirements & Grading:  Short reading responses 30%; 3 short essays (3-5 pages) 45%; attendance and presentations 25%.

E S316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

83830 • Summer 2012
Meets MTWTHF 230pm-400pm PAR 301
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  n/a

Unique #: 83830            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Summer 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading:  5 major exams (20% each; 100% total). See schedule for dates of all assignments. Attendance is required and more than 3 absences will result in a 5 point reduction in your final grade.  Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 314V • Mexican American Lit And Cul

34705 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 330pm-500pm MEZ 1.210
(also listed as MAS 314 )
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  34705            Flags:  Writing, Cultural Diversity

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  MAS 314            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A.

Description: This course will consider the relationship between Mexican-American literature and the social conditions of its production, mainly concentrating on novels written between 1967 and the present. Topics will include: literary form and cultural nationalism during the Chicano Renaissance, post-movement critiques of nationalist aesthetics, and the impact of immigration in the shaping of the Mexican-American experience.

Texts: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros; y no se low tragó la tierra/and the earth did not swallow him by Tomás Rivera; Brownsville by Oscar Casares; Crazy Loco by David Rice.

Requirements & Grading: Quizzes 15%; 3 Short Critical Essays (2-4 pages each) 30%; Research Essay (6-8 pages) 30%; Midterm and Final Exam 25%.

Please note that at least 2 of the short critical essays will undergo a substantial revision process and the research essay will be turned in first as a rough draft and returned with comments in preparation for the final draft. We will also peer edit essays in the class.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

34905 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 105
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  34905            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  n/a

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignments. Reading quizzes (unannounced, 6 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

34990 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 100pm-200pm MEZ 1.122
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Instructor:  García, P            Areas:  n/a

Unique #:  34990            Flags:  n/a

Semester:  Spring 2012            Restrictions:  Longhorn Scholars

Cross-lists:  n/a            Computer Instruction:  No

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Requirements & Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignments. Reading quizzes (unannounced, 6 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

35090 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 210
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Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

Course Description: This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Grading: Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignements. Weekly quizzes (8 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

E 321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays

35390 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1200pm-100pm PAR 105
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Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Course Description: This course studies selected plays of William Shakespeare, one of the most important and widely read writers of the English early modern period. We will read to develop our comprehension and analytical skills in both reading and writing, and we will also examine Shakespeare in performance through film and, hopefully, live theater. A tentative reading schedule follows: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Twelfth Night; The Tempest; Antony and Cleopatra; Hamlet; 1 Henry IV; Henry V

Texts: David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Pearson-Longman, publishers).

Grading: Informal Response Essays (10%); 4 Major Essays (90%).

E 314V • Mexican American Lit And Cul

33910 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am PAR 304
(also listed as MAS 314 )
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Cross-listed with MAS 314

Course Description: This course will consider the relationship between Mexican-American literature and the social conditions of its production, mainly concentrating on novels written between 1967 and the present. Topics will include: literary form and cultural nationalism during the Chicano Renaissance, post-movement critiques of nationalist aesthetics, and the impact of immigration in the shaping of the Mexican-American experience.

Texts: Borderlands/La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa; House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros; …y no se low tragó la tierra/…and the earth did not swallow him by Tomás Rivera; Brownsville by Oscar Casares; Crazy Loco by David Rice.

Grading: Quizzes 15%; 3 Short Critical Essays (2-4 pages each) 30%; Research Essay (6-8 pages) 30%; Midterm and Final Exam 25%. Please note that at least 2 of the short critical essays will undergo a substantial revision process and the research essay will be turned in first as a rough draft and returned with comments in preparation for the final draft. We will also peer edit essays in the class.

Prerequisites:
E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A. 

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: British

34260 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm PAR 103
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Restricted to students in the Longhorn Scholars Program.


Course Description:
This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present. While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills. Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today. Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others.

Texts: Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

Grading:
Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric. Plus/minus grades will be awarded. See schedule for dates of all assignements. Weekly quizzes (8 total): 20% of final grade. Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+. A = 94-100, A- = 90-93, B+ = 87-89, B = 84-86, B- = 80-83, C+ = 77-79, C = 74-76 C- = 70-73, D+ = 67-69, D = 64-66, D- = 60-63.

Prerequisites: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

E 321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays

83265 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am PAR 105
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Course Description: This course studies selected plays of William Shakespeare, one of the most important and widely read writers of the English early modern period. We will read to develop our comprehension and analytical skills in both reading and writing, and we will also examine Shakespeare in performance through film and, hopefully, live theater. A tentative reading schedule follows: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Much Ado about Nothing; The Tempest; Antony and Cleopatra; Richard III.

Texts: David Bevington, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Pearson-Longman, publishers).

Grading: 4 exams (25% each). Attendance is required, and excessive absences (more than 3) will result in a letter grade deduction (10 points). 

Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

E 316K • Masterworks Of Lit: English

34356 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 PAR 310
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ENGLISH 316K
Masterworks of Literature:  English
Spring 2010

 

Professor Patricia M. García                                      
Email: pmgarcia@mail.utexas.edu
Office and Office Hours:  see Blackboard for more information.       
Course Unique Numbers/Times/Locations:
                34356; MWF 1:00-2:00

     Course description:

This course is intended to provide an overview of British literature from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.  While we will examine the historical, intellectual, and cultural contexts of these works in brief, we will focus on close readings and analyses of literary works to develop critical thinking skills.  Moreover, we will reflect upon our own experience as readers and the ways in which these texts, both historical and contemporary, challenge and relate to us today.  Authors covered will include Chaucer, Donne, Shakespeare, Browning, and Woolf among others. 

     Reading List:

 All texts are available at the Campus Coop.

  • Masters of British Literature: Volumes A&B; Pearson Longman, 2008.

     Grading Policies/Evaluation Criteria

Final grades will be determined on the basis of the following rubric.  Plus/minus grades will be awarded.  See schedule for dates of all assignments.

  • Weekly quizzes (8 total):  20% of final grade.
  • Major Exams (4 total): 80% of final grade
  • Participation/Attendance:  See note below as well as the policy on tardies.

Please note: to ensure fairness, all numbers are absolute, and will not be rounded up or down at any stage. Thus a B- will be inclusive of all scores of 80.000 through 83.999. The University does not recognize the grade of A+.

A = 94-100
A- = 90-93
B+ = 87-89
B = 84-86
B- = 80-83
C+ = 77-79
C = 74-76
C- = 70-73
D+ = 67-69
D =  64-66
D- =  60-63

Attendance will be taken every class; after 7 absences, your final grade will be lowered by one letter grade (10 points).  Each absence after that will result in an additional 2 point deduction.  See below for more information on absences.

     Consultation:  

I encourage everyone to use office hours. I am also available by appointment. Writing advice is available from the Undergraduate Writing Center at the Flawn Academic Center. Their website is http://uwc.fac.utexas.edu.

     Academic Honesty Statement:

Any academic dishonesty will be dealt with according to University policy, including assessment of the stiffest penalty that the instructor may assess (e.g., a failing grade in the course). The University may impose additional sanctions. Cheating in any form, including plagiarism and self-plagiarism, will not be tolerated. If you are unclear about what constitutes plagiarism, ask the instructor. 

     University Disability Statement:

Students with disabilities who require special accommodations need to get a letter that documents the disability from the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students (471-6259 or 471-4641 (TTY) for users who are hearing-impaired).  This letter should be presented to the instructor in each course at the beginning of the semester and accommodations needed should be discussed at that time.  Five (5) business days before an exam the student should remind the instructor of any testing accommodations that will be needed. See the following website for more information: http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/ssd/providing.php

     Blackboard:

This course uses Blackboard, a Web-based course management system in which a password-protected site is created for each course. You will be responsible for checking the Blackboard course site regularly (at least twice a week) for class work and announcements; email may also be used for announcements. You will also turn in written assignments directly to the Blackboard site.  Finally, all email correspondence through out Blackboard site should be related to our course rather than personal information.  To access Blackboard, go to www.courses.utexas.edu.

For more information, please download the full syllabus.

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