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EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
Glauner, Jeff


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Course

EN 234 Introduction to Fiction

Semester

S1T 2006 DL

Faculty

Glauner, Jeff

Title

Professor of English (Retired)

Degrees/Certificates

PhD
Missouri Secondary Language Arts (Life)

Office Location

Copley 310

Daytime Phone

816-584-6352

E-Mail

jeff.glauner@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/jglauner/

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 5, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Text: The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.
Author: Charters, Ann.
ISBN: 0-312-39731-3



Text: The Awakening. Paper. Norton, 1994.
Author: Chopin, Kate
ISBN: 0-393-96057-9



Text: Joseph Andrews with Shamela and Related
Writings. Norton Critical Edition. Norton, 1987.
Author: Fielding, Henry.
ISBN: 0-393-95555-9



Text: Native Son. Perennial, 2003.
Author: Wright, Richard
ISBN: 0-06-053348-X


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List of References for EN234
Introduction to Fiction Resource Page
Below is a list of locations you can go to for support of your writing tasks; simply click on the appropriate item.
Online Reference Resources  

Skillin,  Edward, Jr.  "Richard Wright's Native Son:  A Review" Chicken Bones:  A Journal for literary and Artistic African-American Themes. http://www.nathanielturner.com/richardwright2.htm

Avoiding Plagiarism (Indiana) http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/plagiarism.html

Bibliomania.  http://www.bibliomania.com/0/0/9/16/frameset.html

Skylar Hamilton Burris.  "A Catalogue of Symbols in The Awakening by Kate Chopin."  http://www.literatureclassics.com/ancientpaths/awakening.html

Kate Chopin--A RE-Awakening:  Electronic Library.  http://www.pbs.org/katechopin/library/

From "When We Dead Awaken by Adrienne Rich http://www.angelfire.com/ca/iloveDave/myar.html

Online English Dictionary and Thesaurus www.dictionary.com

Smarthinking.com www.smarthinking.com

Online Dictionary and links to grammar guides for 110 languages, including English http://www.yourdictionary.com/

Aardvark's English Forum for Students and Teachers of English including ESL and EFL http://www.english-forum.com/

Arts & Letters Daily http://www.aldaily.com/

Full text reference library, Bartlett's Quotations http://www.bartleby.com/

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/

Electric Library http://www.elibrary.com/

My Virtual Reference Desk http://www.refdesk.com/

The Guide to Grammar and Writing http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

Grammar and Style Notes http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/

**AND, OF COURSE, NO BIBLIOGRAPHY WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT:

Glauner, Jeff.  Essentials of Grammar:  A Textbook for Teachers, Editors, Secretaries, Writers, and Other Semiwilling Curmudgeons,  2nd Ed. http://captain.park.edu/jglauner/EN-ED325%20F2F/GramText.htm



Online Writing Labs

On-Line Writing Lab (Purdue) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Writing Resources (Yahoo) http://www.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Communications/Writing/



Course Description:
Close reading of selected works of English and American prose fiction, emphasizing the historical development of the novel and short story.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
"And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche," says Chaucer's Oxford scholar. Today's teachers need not be threadbare like the "clerk," but they must continue to celebrate learning and teaching, tempting students to seek first that which enriches the mind and human spirit.

Class Assessment:
a) completing weekly reading assignments;
b) completing weekly discussion activities
c) completing weekly homework assignments
d) completing weekly reading research and response assignments.
e) completing a 1000-1500-word research paper (including prospectus and two drafts).
f) completing a response to a classmate's research paper first draft.
g) completing a proctored final examination

Grading:
Weekly Discussion/Homework Assignments 30% (300 points)
Weekly Reading Research and Response Assignments 20%  (200 points)  
Research Project (two drafts) 20% (200 points total.  1st draft: 50 points.  Final draft: 150 points.)
Final Examination 30% (300 points)
Total 100% (1000 points)

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that it is late.  Therefore, an essay that is due Sunday night by midnight will
not earn passing credit after Wednesday night.  Thread posts must be
completed by the end of the week during which they are due to be considered for credit.  

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Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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