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EN 319 Modern Literature
Whitesel, Cynthia


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

EN 319 Modern Literature

Semester

S2T 2006 DL

Faculty

Whitesel, Cynthia

Title

Assistant Professor English/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

ABD Education Policy and Leadership/Curriculum Theory
MA Comparative Literature
BA Comparative Literature/English

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Online

Daytime Phone

Not available by phone during the day

Other Phone

610.998.0302

E-Mail

Cynthia.Whitesel@park.edu

whitesel@zoominternet.net

Web Page

http://www.gothedistanceonline.com

Semester Dates

3/13/2006-5/7/2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

EN106

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required Texts:


Camus, Albert. The Stranger. New York: Vintage, 1989. ISBN 0-679-72020-0

Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. Toronto: Dover, 1990. ISBN 0-486-26464-5

Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. New York: Vintage, 1990. ISBN 0-679-73225-X

Joyce, James. Dubliners. Toronto: Dover, 1991. ISBN 0-486-26870-5

Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. New York: Dover, 1996. ISBN 0-486-29030-1

Kershner, R. B. The Twentieth-Century Novel: An Introduction. Boston: Bedford, 1997. ISBN 0-312-102444-5

Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover. New York: Bantam, 1983. ISBN 0-553-21262-1

Mann. Thomas. Death in Venice. New York: Dover, 1995. ISBN 0-486-28714-9

Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion. New York: Dover, 1994. ISBN 0-486-28222-8

Wolfe, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway New York: Harcourt, 1981. ISBN 0-15-662870-8


Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
A study of European literature, particularly English, of the first half of the twentieth century, considered in its historical and cultural contexts.  3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
My teaching philosophy includes interaction based on readings, dialogues, writings, and students' interactions with one another. I believe students must take responsibility for their own learning - I am available to assist and guide from the side.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Construct, on the basis of a range of literary texts and theories of modernism, a working definition of modernism
  2. Interpret a text or collection of texts with regard to the modernist tradition and its concerns


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand Modernism and representative literary works (1890–1945) from various cultural and intellectual perspectives;
  2. Understand and apply techniques of literary analysis and online research focused on writers, texts, trends of thought, and historical contexts;
  3. Research, organize, draft, revise, and proof analyses, commentaries, and discussions of topics on Modern literature; understand academic integrity related to research.
  4. Participate fully in the online forum through discussion of readings in Modern Literature, share literature-related sites you have discovered on the World Wide Web, and express your perspective concerning the importance of literary study in the Information Age;
  5. Articulate, in discussions and formal papers, a balanced understanding of a variety of religious, intellectual, cultural, and ethnic perspectives evidenced in trends of Modern literary thought;
  6. Evaluate various writings based on specific criteria for literary criticism.
Class Assessment:
Discussion, journals, final exam, research papers, projects.

Grading:
A = 90- 100% (or 180 points or higher)
B = 80-89% (or 160 to 179 points)
C = 70-79% (or 140 to 159 points)
D = 60-69% (or 120 to 139 points)
F = < 60% (119 or fewer points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Late work will be penalized one letter grade for each 3 days late. Conference responses are considered late 24 hours after due date.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will follow rules of etiquette and civility.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1: Conrad, Heart of Darkness; Kershner, chapter 1. Discussion topics, journal, virtual tour

Week 2: Kershner: Chapter 2; Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis; Kafka, Franz. The Judgment; Shaw, George Bernard. Pygmalion. Discussion topics, journal, virtual tour

Week 3: Kershner: Chapters 3 and 5; Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. New York: Harcourt, 1981. Discussion topics, journals, virtual tours.

Week 4: Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley's Lover. Discussion topics, journal, virtual tour, research paper 1 due.

Week 5: Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice; from: Joyce, James. Dubliners. "Araby" and "The Dead". Discussion topics, journal, virtual tours.

Week 6: Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. Discussions, journal, virtual tour.

Week 7: Read Kershner, Chapter 4. Special presentation: Select from the websites included under Lecture and present a mini-lecture on a new novel, a series of short stories, or a cluster of poetry from the modern era. Facilitate discussions on the topics.

Week 8: Camus, Albert. The Stranger. New York: Vintage, 1989. Also see Webliography for websites on existentialism and Camus. Discussions, journal, virtual tours. Final research paper due.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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
Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
This course is offered online, over the Internet and the World Wide Web, using eCollege's technology and courseware, which allows students to participate at any time, from any location. Because of this flexibility, it is important to plan your time carefully. Students are expected to sign in to the class conference (your "virtual classroom") and participate in discussions and other activities at least four times per week. You should expect to spend a minimum of five hours per class week online -- the same amount of time you'd spend in the located classroom. You'll be sending and receiving e-mail, performing online research, and interacting socially and professionally with classmates. Please read the Online Course Policies below.

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:


Attachments:
Maintaining an A for Conference Participation

Rubric for Journals

Rubric for Assessing Your Research Papers

Copyright:

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