House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus ENGL-1302-03 (Composition)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
|Instructor||Judice, Michelle Whitney|
|Course ID #||10030|
|Course Description||Principles and techniques of written, expository and persuasive composition; analysis of literary, expository and persuasive texts; and critical thinking. Research paper required.|
|Course Prerequisites||Competency in reading and writing. Students whose degree plan requires both English 1301 and 1302 MUST take the two courses in sequence. This course assumes a basic mastery of composition, including standard American English grammar, usage and mechanics.|
|Required Textbooks||Literature: A Pocket Anthology by R.S Gwynn, 4th edition, Longman Publishing, 2009. USB required.|
|Learning Objectives||To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities. To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context. To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities. To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist. To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities. To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts. To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.|
Literary terms vocabulary. Fiction: "The Minister's Black Veil" "Mother Savage" "The Story of an Hour" "The Yellow Wallpaper" "Sweat" "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" "Happy Endings" "Everyday Use" "Wman Hollaring Creek" "The Red Convertible" "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona" "The Things They Carried"
Poetry terms vocabulary. William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Hardy, E.A Robinson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wilfred Owens, Langston Hughes, Dudley Randall, Dylan Thomas, and Catherine Tufariello. Students will also write their own poems.
Drama terms vocabulary. Othello, The Glass Menagerie, The Piano Lesson.
Research paper: 8-10 pages with Works Cited.
|Discussion Topics||Vocabulary terms in all three genres. Discussion of characters, settings, protagonists, antagonists, plots, themes, symbolism and relevancy. Reading tests and Response papers written over each piece assigned.|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with more than three absences may suffer a lowered grade. Student with more than four should drop.
Instructor will not initiate drop, student must do so.
|Determination of Final Grade||
Reading test and a written response on each assignment, as many as we can possibly cover. Class participation and attendance.
Major Research paper, which counts twice.
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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