|In this class we will read what is generally considered F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby (1925), a novel famous for its depiction of the "Jazz Age." In addition to giving us insights into this period of American history, the novel will also provide us with the opportunity to think about a prevalent American ethos commonly referred to as the "American Dream."|
|Students will discover a major work of American literature.|
Students will develop their reading fluency and literary analysis skills.
Through their study of the "American Dream," students will understand a defining element of American culture.
|Students are expected to come to class having read the assigned material.|
Attendance will be taken during each class.
|Week 1: Introduction|
Week 2: Chapter 1 (Page 1 to 12)
Week 3: Chapter 1 (Page 12 to 21)
Week 4: Chapter 2 (Page 23 to 29)
Week 5: Chapter 2 (Page 29 to 38)
Week 6: Chapter 3 (Page 39 to 46)
Week 7: Chapter 3 (Page 46 to 59)
Week 8: Chapter 4 (First Half)
Week 9: Chapter 4 (Second Half)
Week 10: Chapter 5
Week 11: Chapter 6
Week 12: Chapter 7 (First Half)
Week 13: Chapter 7 (Second Half)
Week 14: Chapter 8
Week 15: Chapter 9
|Class preparation should include the following:|
1) Read carefully the assigned material. Look up unknown words in a dictionary.
2) Prepare discussion topics and questions to ask in class.
During the class:
At times, students will be required to make group presentations in English on the assigned materials.
Students are expected to participate in class discussions.
|Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. (Scribner 2004). 1780 円|
Tredell, Nicolas. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. London: Bloomsbury, 2013
|In-class participation and presentations: 30%|
2 essays (300 words): 30%
Final essay (600 words): 40%
|The willingness to ask questions and participate in the discussions.|
The quality of the topics proposed for discussion.
The quality of the discussion during the class period.
The quality of the oral presentation.
The quality of the essays.