EN 201 Introduction to Literature
S2T 2009 DL
Doss, Crystal R. Gorham
BA, William Jewell College, English and PhilosophyMA, University of Kansas, EnglishPhD Candidate, University at Buffalo, English
March 16, 2009 to May 10, 2009
Title: "The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature" Eighth Edition, ©2008
ISBN 13 978-0-312-45282-7
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
The core assessment for En 201 is a critical paper consisting of 5-8 pages of original literary analysis using personal insights and primary and secondary sources. MLA documentation, including a Work Cited page, is also required. A minimum of 3 sources are required, and must include a range of types of sources, including online and traditional print sources. The core assessment must account for no less than 25 % of the final grade.
The rubric for this assignment is included below.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Total points for class
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late work is not accepted. Because this is an accelerated course, all work must be submitted by the deadline so that students do not fall behind. Work that is submitted late will not be graded.
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Throughout the course, you will have questions about assignments and other matters. You have several channels available to you for communicating course concerns with your instructor. Email is generally the most convenient channel, but you should also take advantage of posting questions that might benefit your peers in the Office area and contacting your instructor by phone as needed. I will make every effort to respond to all messages and inquiries within 48 hours and return all formal grades within one week of the deadline for completion of the work.
Week 1—Fiction (Plot, Character, Setting) Activities: Reading Assignment:
Discussion Posting --
If you have questions about writing literary essays (or it has been awhile since you have have written about literature) please go to the following website from the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University to brush up on how to Write about Fiction:
Week 3—Fiction (A Critical Case Study: William Faulkner’s "Barn Burning")
Week 5—Poetry (Images and Figures of Speech)
Response Paper --
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The first time a student is dishonest, he or she will earn an "F" on the assignment. The second time a student acts dishonestly, he or she will earn an "F" for the course and will be reported to the University.
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The first time a student plagiarizes, he or she will earn an "F" on the assignment. The second time a student plagiarizes, he or she will earn an "F" for the course and will be reported to the University.
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