Think this class requires a lot of reading? Check out this syllabus from a lit class taught by poet W.H. Auden in the early 1940s! (Click on the picture to make it bigger).
Imagine 6,000 pages of reading for 2 credits for 2 semesters! And that 6,000 pages probably doesn’t include the suggested readings!
In comparison, my graduate school classes require 1,000 pages of reading for a 2 unit class. That’s about 100 pages a week per class. And that’s a lot!
To compare again, I assign my college students between 50 and 100 pages a week for a 5 unit community college writing classes.
Read more about Auden’s class here.
- W.H. Auden Recites His 1937 Poem, “As I Walked Out One Evening” (openculture.com)
- What is a Sylllabus? (cedarsdigest.wordpress.com)