EN 319 Modern Literature
S1T 2007 DL
Assistant Professor English/Adjunct Faculty
ABD Education Policy and Leadership/Curriculum TheoryMA Comparative LiteratureBA Comparative Literature/English
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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
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Educational Philosophy: My constructivist 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. Students learn through engagement with the literature and the discussion questions as well as with dialogue with one another. Additionally, reflective journals facilitate the learning process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses will include a Core Assessment with rubric. This will include ¾ of the Core Learning Outcomes listed above. The Core Assessment in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and MLA documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term.
The rubric for this assignment is published so the student can see the expectations.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Discussion, journals, final exam, two critical research papers, one poetry presentation. Research paper #2, a major critical paper 5-8 pages in length and using MLA documentation, is the core assessment for the class. This paper is due during Week 8. See handouts for description of graded assignments.
Grading: A = 90- 100% (or 198 points or higher) B = 80-89% (or 176 to 197 points) C = 70-79% (or 154 to 175 points) D = 60-69% (or 132 to 153 points) F = < 60% (131 or fewer points) Assignment Weights and Due Dates Assignment % of Grade/Points Due Date Class Participation 20% / 40 pts Continually Journal 20% / 40 pts Weekly Research Paper 1 20% / 40 pts Week 4 Research Paper 2 20% / 40 pts Tues/ Week 8 / Week 7 Final Examination 20% / 40 pts Week 8 Total 100% / 200 pts --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Academic 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.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90This 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. 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 .
Attachments:Maintaining an A for Conference ParticipationRubric for Assessing Your Journal AssignmentsRubric for Assessing Your Research PapersFAQ about Writing Research PapersDescription of Graded AssignmentsRubric
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