Core Description and Guidelines


Sample Policy Statements

Five Ways of Reading

Text Analysis Paper Assignments

Groupwork and Other In-Class Activities

Study Questions

Alternative Assignments

Tips from the Trenches

Sample Exams

Materials Grouped by Instructor

Favorite Texts

For the final exam, students were asked to define criteria for selecting a reading list for ECC140 and then to make a recommendation of 8 to 10 required readings for the class (using our reading list to create the selection). The numbers following the work indicate how many students listed it (out of 36 students taking the exam).

Sister of My Heart, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (24)
The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien (31)

M. Butterfly, David Henry Hwang (24)
Hamlet, William Shakespeare (26)
Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare (10) Note: we watched the film

Short Stories:
"The Lady with the Pet Dog," Anton Chekhov (15)
"The Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin (10)
"Killings," Andre Dubus (7)
"Young Goodman Brown," Nathaniel Hawthorne (14)
"The Horse Dealer's Daughter," D. H. Lawrence (12)
"A Good Man is Hard to Find," Flannery O'Connor (6)

"you fit into me," Margaret Atwood (10)
"The Fish," Elizabeth Bishop (12)
"How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways," Elizabeth Barrett Browning (9)
"My Last Duchess," Robert Browning (2)
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," T. S. Eliot (13)
"Upon Julia's Clothes," Robert Herrick (2)
"Death of the Ball Turret Gunner," Randall Jarrell (4)
"To His Coy Mistress," Andrew Marvell (4)
"Dulce et Decorum Est," Wilfred Owen (10) "Naming of Parts," Henry Reed
"Aunt Jennifer's Tigers," Adrienne Rich (1)
"My Papa's Waltz," Theodore Roethke (8)
"My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun," William Shakespeare (8)
"Not Waving But Drowning," Stevie Smith (7)
"Traveling through the Dark," William Stafford (7)
"Do not go gentle into that good night," Dylan Thomas (12)
"The Red Wheelbarrow," William Carlos Williams (15)