Course Materials: English 165EW

Life After the End of the World: Post-Apocalyptic Narratives and Thoughts of the Unthinkable

Course syllabus. Covers general guidelines for participating in course; explains basic expectations; explains basis for course grade.

GauchoSpace login. Optional reading materials for the course (aside from the Douglas Adams selections) can be found here.

Twitter stream for the course. Contains reminders about upcoming events, links to articles and other content about related topics, and pointers to electronic copies of documents distributed in lecture. Don't want to sign up for Twitter? Add this RSS feed to Google Reader, My Yahoo!, or your favorite feed reader/aggregator, and keep up with the course announcements using services you already use.

Grading Rubric. Explains how I grade papers. Very detailed.

Extra-Credit Rubric. Explains how I assign a grade to an extra-credit presentation.

How Your Grade Is Calculated (in Excruciating Detail). A document that attempts to exhaustively describe how I calculate your total grade for the quarter.

Sample MLA-Compliant Paper. A sample paper that is formatted correctly according to the MLA guidelines, with notes on areas in which students often make errors.

Topics for Paper One. This assignment is due at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 February. You may also want to take a look at my grading rubric.

Topics for Paper Two. This assignment is due at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 March. You may also want to take a look at my grading rubric.

Make-Up quiz. Due at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 March. Read the directions carefully before beginning to work on this assignment.

Lecture slide shows. Though these are not a substitute for coming to lecture, they may be helpful in preparing for the final. They are available as a series of slide shows on Slideshare.

Scheduling Surveys

Scheduling Survey for Second Douglas Adams discussion. This discussion will take place after 5 pm, sometime between 11 March and 14 March.

Scheduling Survey for 28 Days Later. These screenings took place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday 6 February and Thursday 7 February. Both screenings were in South Hall 2635.

Scheduling Survey for first Douglas Adams discussion. This discussion (which is entirely optional) took place at 4pm on Friday, 15 February, in South Hall 1415.