House Bill 2504 Summer I 2012 Course Syllabus ENGL-1302-20 - English Composition
Summer I 2012 Course Syllabus
ENGL-1302-20 - English Composition
|Semester||Summer I 2012|
|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|
|Required Textbooks||Literature: Pocket Anthology 5th edition by R.S.Gwynn, Pearson Publishing, 2010|
|Attendance Policy||Attendance: Regular class attendance is required. However, three 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. Any student that is fifteen minutes late, will be marked absent. 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% Quizzes 15% Final 15% 100%|
|Final Exam Date||July 10, 2012 - 10:10 AM|
Week One: Introduction to course, syllabus review, discussion about literary analysis, begin Literary Analysis of required test, "The Yellow Wallpaper", "A Rose for Emily", "The Story of an Hour"
Week Two: "The Death of Ivan Ilych", "The Lesson", "Young Goodman Brown", "The Minister's Black Veil" - film analysis
Week Three: Test One, "A Goodman is Hard to Find", "Hills Like White Elephants", discuss writing a research paper and working on research
Week Four: "The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock", poetry selections, Bob Dylan as a poet, "A Modest Proposal", "Why I Went to the Woods", "Civil Disobedience"
Week Five: Test Two, Movie Analysis, Research paper due
Week Six: Final
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
Major Due Dates:
***reading quizzes given often***
June 11- Response paper one due
June 18- Response paper two due/ TEST ONE
June 25- Response paper three due
July 3- Research paper due
July 10- Final
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Associate of Arts
1. Communicates with appropriate modes of expression to individuals or groups.
A. Demonstrates thesis clarity
B. Organizes information
C. Uses support
D. Presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression
2. Demonstrates awareness of cultural differences and similarities.
A. Identifies cultural characteristics (beliefs, values, perspectives, or practices)
B. Interprets works of human expression within cultural context
C. Shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others
3. Uses critical thinking skills
A. Identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed)
B. Differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation
C. Constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences
D. Uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion
4. Demonstrates technology literacy
A. Locates needed information using the appropriate technological tool or device
B. Displays organizational skills with the use of technology
C. Presents information using the appropriate technological tool or device
5. Transfers to a baccalaureate program
A. Exhibits student contact hours completed at LSC-PA
B. Number of AA majors who graduate
C. Number of AA graduates who request transcripts sent to other universities
6. Applies mathematical and scientific principles
A. Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
B. Uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
C. Applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
Statement 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.
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.|
|Additional Information||I will not take any work by e-mail.|
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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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