Ashley Robinson's Composition II
Tuesday, January 13th: Course Introduction
Homework: Read excerpt from Frontiers: A Short History of the American West on BlackBoard
Thursday, January 15th: The History of the Frontier
Homework: Read excerpt fromJoseph Campbell’s Hero With A Thousand Faces on BlackBoard
Tuesday, January 20th: The Western Genre and the Epic Hero
Homework: Read “Deadwood Dick’s Doom” on BlackBoard
Thursday, January 22nd: The Classic Western and the Dime Novel. Assign Paper 1.
Tuesday, January 27th: Writing about Literature
Homework: Read True Grit Chapters 1 and 2
Thursday, January 29th: Characterization
Homework: Read True Grit Chapters 3, 4, and 5
Tuesday, February 3rd: Western Plot
Homework: Finish True Grit
Thursday, February 5th: Themes, Major Ideas, and Structuring a Paper
Homework: Read excerpt from The American Myth on BlackBoard
Tuesday, February 10th: The American Myth
Homework: Rough draft.
Thursday, February 12th: Rough draft due. How to Read a Film.
Homework: Finish Paper 1.
Tuesday, February 17th: Paper 1 due by midnight on SafeAssign. True Grit/No Country for Old Men
Thursday, February 19th: True Grit/No Country for Old Men
Tuesday, February 24th: True Grit/No Country for Old Men Film Analysis
Homework: Read Jonah Hex: Face Full of Vengeance through issue #3; read article on anti-heroes on BlackBoard
Thursday, February 26th: Jonah Hex and the Anti-Hero
Homework: Finish Jonah Hex: Face Full of Vengeance; read excerpt from Regeneration through Violence on BlackBoard
Tuesday, March 3rd: The Anti-Hero, Continued
Thursday, March 5th: The Children’s Western and Finding Nemo
Tuesday, March 10th: Finding Nemo. Blog due by midnight on SafeAssign.
Thursday, March 12th: Toy Story
Tuesday, March 17th: Toy Story
Homework: Rough draft due.
Thursday, March 19th: Rough draft due. Introduction to the Space Western
Homework: Read “Night of the Cooters” on BlackBoard and watch Guardians of the Galaxy
Tuesday, March 24th: SPRING BREAK. NO CLASS!
Thursday, March 26th: SPRING BREAK. NO CLASS!
Tuesday, March 31st: Paper 2 due by midnight on SafeAssign. NO CLASS. Watch Guardians of the Galaxy.
Thursday, April 2nd: NO CLASS. Watch Guardians of the Galaxy.
Tuesday, April 7th: Discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy and “Night of the Cooters.” Blog due by midnight on SafeAssign.
Thursday, April 9th: Star Trek
Tuesday, April 14th: Star Trek
Thursday, April 16th: Star Trek
Tuesday, April 21st: Book of Eli
Thursday, April 23rd: Book of Eli. Blog due by midnight on SafeAssign.
Tuesday, April 28th: Book of Eli
Homework: Rough draft.
Thursday, April 30th: Rough Draft Due. Course Wrap-Up.
Friday, May 1st: DEAD DAY
Monday, May 4th: Paper 3 due by midnight on SafeAssign.