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(1865 to present)

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  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    • Essay #2 options are now available. Scroll to the bottom of the assignment page to view the options. Please review the ENTIRE assignment page before submitting your essay.

    • Due to some confusion, the poetry recitation is now optional (for extra credit) for online students. Contact me for arrangements to do the recitation if you wish. Deadline also extended to Wednesday, May 14th.
    • [In-class Questions at Issue Workshop]
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    • Poetry recitations/transcriptions are due soon. Please contact me if you need arrangements for such.
    • Tasks #20 and #21 are available.
    • Essay #2 prompts will be available as soon as possible tomorrow. The essay itself is due no later than 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • Task #18 and Task #19 are now available with due dates of Friday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 29 respectively. You should begin work now.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Monday, April 14, 2014
    • My apologies for all the erroneous page numbers on the "Units" page. Norton changed paged numbers in this new edition. In any case, the page numbers are updated now.
    • Task #15 is due tomorrow (Tuesday, April 15th).
  • Friday, April 11, 2014
    • Task #15 is now available. All students will complete it. Watch your email for a note from me about your Essay #1 marks and how they relate to Task #15. Task #16 is moved a bit to compensate for Task #15 being later.
  • Monday, April 7, 2014
    • The mid-term exam is now available in Blackboard > Exams > Mid-term 2014.
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
    • Please note that the schedule page has been updated to reflect the changed date for the mid-term exam. The exam will be held on Monday, April 7th.
    • A study guide for the mid-term is now available. Some, but not all, of the questions for the exam will be taken from this guide.
  • Friday, March 14, 2014
    • Please remember to check the course schedule page for official due dates and task progression. The links to the left under "Course Work" are a courtesy for you, not an official indication of what is and is not due. If you missed Task #10 because of confusion about which tasks were due when, I'll allow you to submit it for credit this weekend. Contact me if yuo wish to submit Task #10 late for credit.
    • Task #11 is due today (or tomorrow if you need a brief extension to do your best work).
  • Friday, March 7, 2014
    • Writing options/prompts are now available for Essay #1. Please begin work on that essay now. You must read the entire Essay #1 assignment page before beginning serious work. The essay is due no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014.
    • Don't hesitate to email or call if you have questions.
  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    • If you haven't already, please note that I am offering brief feedback on approximately every other posted task for online students. You will see that feedback in the BISTRO. Your replies to or questions about that feedback are very welcome.
  • Friday, January 24, 2014
    • Partner pairs for the second part of Task #1 are posted. Due date for part two extended to Monday, January 27, 2014.
    • Subscribe to reminder texts. Text the code @amlit-sp14 (including the dash) to 208-957-5617
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    • Partner pairs for the second part of Task #1 will be posted on Friday by mid-day.
    • You may view the "additional novel" assignment page now if you wish to preview that task.
    • Subscribe to reminder texts. Text the code @amlit-sp14 (including the dash) to 208-957-5617. See the feed of sent reminders/messages.
  • Friday, January 17, 2014
    • Welcome to the course. Please check here periodically (daily is wise) for updated course information and news. Particularly, view the course schedule page regularly to see the overall structure of the course.
    • Classes begin Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Our first face-to-face class session will be Wednesday, Jan 22nd.
    • There will be two cohorts for this course-- 1) a group of face-to-face students who will meet thrice weekly in person, and 2) a group of online students who will conduct the course entirely online. Please take note of which cohort you have registered for. Face-to-face students are enrolled in section CO1 and online students are enrolled in section C02W.
    • Online and face-to-face students will interact with one another via online discussion board postings, and potentially through other venues. Online students are welcome to attend the face-to-face class sessions.
    • Some tasks are for online students only. Others, indicated with an * or a notation "f2f," are for face-to-face students too. Online students complete all tasks.

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