House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus ENGL-1302-07 - English Composition
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
ENGL-1302-07 - English Composition
|Instructor||Sizemore, Mary Lauren|
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|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||English 1301|
The Little Brown Handbook, 11th Edition
Inside Literature: Reading-Responding-Arguing
By R.S. Gwynn and Steven J. Zani
|Attendance Policy||Attendance: Regular class attendance is required. However, six absences are permitted without penalty. For each subsequent absence, one letter grade will be deducted from the student’s final grade. Attendance will be taken at the start of class. Any student who is not in class when I take role will be marked absent or tardy. If you are tardy to class, you cannot take the reading quiz for that class day. Please contact me if you are missing class due to medical or family needs.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Requirements and Grades: The course work includes a quiz on most reading assignments. The course will also include three reading response papers, two exams, one research paper and a final.
Reading Response Papers 15%
Exam 1- 15%
Exam 2- 15%
Research Paper 25%
|Final Exam Date||May 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
English 1302 Schedule
***This schedule is subject to change at any time. If you are absent, please be sure to contact me for the correct assignment.
19- Discuss analysis/schedule/ response paper/ research paper
24- Discuss Chapter 1-3 pages 1-23/ 76-128
26- “The Yellow Wallpaper” p. 144 by Gilman
31- “A Rose for Emily” p. 356 by Faulkner
2- “The Lesson” p. 384 by Bambara
7- “Young Goodman Brown” p. 525 by Hawthorne / RESPONSE PAPER 1 Due
9- “The Death of Ivan Ilych” p. 1113 by Tolstoy
14- Movie Analysis
16- Discuss Movie/ Review for test
21- Test One
23- “A Goodman is Hard to Find” p. 1191 by O’Connor
28- Discuss writing a research paper
1- “The Story of an Hour” by Chopin (handout)
6- “Hills Like White Elephants” by Hemingway (handout)/ RESPONSE PAPER 2 Due
8- Elements of poetry p. 26-50
13- Spring Break
15- Spring Break
20- Dickinson/ Frost
22- Discuss Writing a research paper
27-Whitman/ Dunbar/Rich – RESPONSE PAPER 3 Due
3- Bob Dylan- Research Topic Due
5-Essay elements page 69-73/ “A Modest Proposal” p.321 by Swift
10- Thoreau p. 491/ p. 899 – Test Review- Work Cited Page Due
12- Test Two
17- Movie Analysis
19- Movie Discussion
24- Library Day
26- Bring research paper to class- editing and revision
1- Research Paper Due
8- Last Class Day- Review for final
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||Literature Analysis|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
tatement of Purpose
English 1302 is a second-semester composition course which is both a continuation of English 1301 and an introduction to the study of literature and the research paper. Its primary purpose is to further enhance students’ ability to think and write clearly and effectively through the study and analysis of good works of literature. The writing assignments are designed to encourage greater depth and originality in students’ writing than the assignments in English 1301, particularly with respect to argumentative and interpretive writing. The research paper assignment is designed to teach students how to use the resources of a college library, how to gather, comprehend, and evaluate ideas from a variety of sources, and how to incorporate those ideas in their own writing.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able
• to understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
• to understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communication choices.
• to understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e., descriptive, expository, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
• to participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
• to understand and apply basic principles of critical thinking, problem solving, and technical proficiency in the development of exposition and argument.
• to develop the ability to research and write a documented paper and/or to give an oral presentation.
• to read and comprehend representative works of imaginative literature from at least two of the four genres and discuss them with greater insight than he could before.
• to analyze and discuss representative works of imaginative literature with respect to their use of various artistic techniques, such as point of view, characterization, imagery and symbol, etc.
• to demonstrate the basic characteristics of particular literary genres and the appropriate critical tools for reading, analyzing and writing about them.
• to write mature and correct essays about literature, employing correct documentation according to the Modern Language Association Manual of Style as outlined in the handbook, when necessary.
• to write a research paper, employing documentation and attribution to the MLA documentation style, as outlined in the handbook.
• to show mastery of library and electronic resources, especially when researching and writing about a particular topic.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
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Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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