Graduate Credit:

Graduate credit assumes more maturity and more education on the part of the student; thus, the expectations are a little different.  For those taking the course for graduate credit, the written work for the class is expected to be both longer and more sophisticated.  Also, participation in discussion is expected to be more frequent and more analytical and more detailed.

Specific changes:

Midterm:  answer both essay questions (undergraduate students choose one).

Final:  in Part III use four texts, two from each list (undergraduate students use three texts, two from one list and one from the other).

Short paper:  still a close reading of a text from the syllabus; however, outside sources may be incorporated.   The length should be 8-10 pages, following MLA format.

Long paper:  the length is now 12-15 pages, with at least five sources (including primary source).  MLA format should be used.

Discussion participation:  graduate students should participate at least five times a week, with every novel receiving at least two entries.  At least one entry on each novel should specifically refer to and discuss a secondary source for the novel.