for England Trip
1. Required Readings
The Mini Rough Guide to London
2. Attendance/Participation: (30%)
In every venue, energetic listening and culturally-sensitive behavior are assumed. In addition, you will be expected to: attend every event and class meeting; honor the needs of the group; arrive at destinations on time; treat with politeness and unselfishness all peers and people involved in helping you on the trip; pay active attention to the events and tours scheduled; respect the guidelines and codes of Cornell College and of those we encounter on our way.
3. History and Play Quiz: (5%)
In our first week you will be tested on your readings of Hibbert's The Story of England and Henry VI, Part 2. The history component will focus on ties between Hibbert's narrative and our itinerary. Both components may ask you to briefly identify important places, people, events, and dates. To better understand Shakespeare's fairly difficult play, we recommend that you browse the website http://cgi.sparknotes.com/. It provides context and summaries for Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3.
4. Theatre Review: (15%)
Subject: one of the plays we see on the trip (Henry
VI, Part 2 recommended).
5. Journal: (50%)
Prior to the trip, please purchase a hard-bound journal (no notebooks) substantial enough (8X11) to accommodate numerous and extensive entries for 3 1/2 weeks. Some of you will want to write more than others, but all of you should follow these guidelines while producing a well-written, absorbing, and detailed cultural narrative of your time in England:
We will read and evaluate your journal twice: once during and again at the end of the trip. In addition to this cultural, academic journal, you may wish to keep a more personal account of your time in England for your own use.
This trip is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Lacey