EN 315 Earlier English Literature
FA 2009 HO
Dr. Lolly Ockerstrom
Assistant Professor of English
M.A., Ph.D. (English) Northeastern University, BostonCertificate, Martha's Vineyard Advanced Seminars in Writing (NU)
MW 11:00 a.m.- Noon; TR 8:00-8:45 and 10:00 a.m. - Noon; by appointment.
17 August - 11 December 2009 (Exams: Dec. 8 - 12)
1:00 - 2:15 PM
En 105 and 106 or equivalent. Introductory literature courses are strongly advised.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
To be given in class.
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Educational Philosophy: Students learn in a variety of ways, and a good course will provide opportunity for creative insight through reading, writing, discussion, research, and sharing of information through oral presentations. As much as possible, I try to devise assignments to allow for individual creativity and insight based on student experience of texts. Questions are more important than tightly wrapped answers, and I value open-ended discussion that are direcly relevant to the readings. At the same time, especially when reading earlier English literature, cultural contexts provide entries into literature that speaks from a time very different from our own. In addition, humor helps, and personal experience should always be a part of reading and interpreting texts, along with informed reading strategies and appropriate critical perspectives. Reading aloud and listening to texts being read offer new insights. Keeping a reading journal or notebook is an essential components of any literature class, allowing students record and explore ideas about the literature and their reactions to the readings. And sometimes, just realizing that you love a piece of literature (or "hate" it) and sharing why the text has such an impact on you can lead to important critical perspectives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses will include a Core Assessment with rubric. This will include ¾of 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.
NOTE: Chronic lateness is disruptive to the class and will count as absences. Please make every effort to be on time.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92Do your own work. Plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the course and possible expulsion from the University. The Academic Support Center is an excellent resource if you have questions about documentation.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Attendence in class is required. Attendence includes arriving on time prepared with reading and writing assignments. Attandence also includes active participation in discussions and in all class activities. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class.
Because this class meets twice weekly, two absences are equal to three 50-minute class periods, or one full week of class.
Classes begin on Tuesday, August 18. All students are expected to be enrolled and in class on that date.
1-2 absences: no penalty
3-4 absences: loss of one full grade (a grade of A will become a grade of B)
5 absences: loss of 2 full letter grades (a grade of A will become a C)
6 or more absences: failure to pass the course.
Athletes: Provide documentation, signed by your coach,for EACH absence related to your sporting schedule. This should be submitted prior to your absence. If you need a mid-term grade report, provide me with the form well ahead of the time that you need it. Read carefully the attendance requirements above. Excessive absences, regardless of reason, may result in a failure to pass the course.
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 .
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