EA105 Summer 2012 Overall Course Schedule / Outline
Some of the midterm and AMQ dates on this page are inaccurate. Please use the DEADLINES > Test and Quiz Schedule (sidebar) page for accurate information.
This outline gives the course's structure on a single page and can be helpful in understand what segment of the class we are in and how it fits into the larger picture.
This outline also provides direct links to each class session—topics, assignments, links, notes and so on are on individual session pages. Individual pages undergo revision during the term so they should not be downloaded. This page is less likely to change; however, you should not bookmark it. Rather, you should bookmark the Announcements Page and navigate here from there, to insure that you read the class announcements. I do not always mention in class important announcements; I assume you read the Class Announcements page.
It a web page has "this page still under construction" it means you cannot assume that anything on that page is valid although it is probably close to accurate. I revise pages every semester, adding or dropping links, assignments and so forth. I begin the term with all pages tagged as not ready, then begin working through them during the term.
Key for below terms: AMQ / Assigned Materials Quiz; QT / QuickThink; JES / Joint Essay Set.
NOTE: This class handles the premodern readings like this — ALL reading assignments for the Japanese premodern readings are to be completed by the FIRST session on the Japanese premodern readings (see below), and the same is true for the Chinese readings. (The Korean readings are a different matter; they are assigned in tandem with a film.) Please complete the readings; do not wait for in-class discussion to help with the readings. If you go to the appropriate session page below, you will find guidance on what portions to read and what to emphasize for when reading. There are a substantial numbers of books and articles assigned. You should begin as soon as you have read this paragraph :-) Summer term, in particular, is challenging in this regard.
ORIENTATION: These early sessions delineate the directions and limits of the course. These early sessions ("Orientation" & "Frameworks") are dense with critical information for this course.
FRAMEWORKS: These sessions discuss Chinese cosmology, Confucianism, Buddhism and Christianity and the contexts they create for interpreting "love" in narratives and films. This segment of the class ends with a midterm on the concepts introduced, concepts which become the basis for the remainder of the course.
No class Monday, May 28
PREMODERN TEXTS: These sessions consider "love" in premodern Japanese, Chinese and Korean texts. The Korean segment also includes a bridge into viewing films. This gives us a transition space in the course as we shift from the analysis of narratives that are premodern and written in literary prose to those that are modern and delivered through cinema. This segment ends with a midterm on the premodern texts assigned and includes some early use of the concept introduced in the prior segment.
Session 15—Tues, June 5: Comparing the Korean premodern text “Chunhyang” and its modern film version, 1 (First half was a lecture pertaining to the transition from premodern texts to films.)
FILMS: This final segment of the class views and discusses films from China, Japan and Korea. It ends with a midterm where interpretive method and class content is applied to short films screened at the time of the test. This segment of the class, in other words, is the full application of concepts and might include reference to the premodern materials. Our film discussions should be your guide to the approach of your JES and to the important, final midterm.
(Summer 2012 note: I moved the midterm from Thursday to Monday to give you the weekend to continue reading. However, I want to keep the sessions numbers as they are so that during the regular year I won't accidentally keep this odd order of test and film screening. The dates, however, are correct.)
Thurs, June 28: Open discussion / JES10 completion opportunity • Last Day
RRR Week (not relevant during the summer):
I am in the room for the three regular meeting times during RRR week. I assign teams to a specific session; they are welcome to come in at that time but this is optional. However, since you must meet face-to-face for the final segment of the JES, many students find it convenient to use that period as a start or finish point for their face-to-face meeting since they can ask me questions on the spot, then hit the submission button.
Final Exam Period:
This class does not have a final exam.