EN307 Prof Wrtng in English Studies

for FA 2009

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EN 307 Prof Wrtng in English Studies


FA 2009 HOZ


Atkinson, Stephen


Associate Professor, English


B.A., English, Wesleyan University
Ph.D., English Literature and Language, Indiana University

Office Location

CO 306

Office Hours

TR 10:00-12:00, 2:30-4:30; MWF by appointment

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Class Days


Class Time



EN105, EN106, and WCT

Credit Hours



MLA Handbook.  Seventh Edition.
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw.  Ed. Peter Beidler.  Bedford/St. Martin's Case studies in Contemporary Criticism.   

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Course Description:
EN307 Professional Writing in English Studies: Experience in research, writing, and editing in the professional context of contemporary work in English Studies. English majors only. This course fulfills the EN306 requirements for English majors. Prerequisites: EN105,EN106,passing the WCT, and 60 accumulated hours. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:


Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and design professional writing projects in English, including literary criticism, scholarly reviews and creative non-fiction.
  2. Demonstrate advanced skills in academic research, using traditional and online sources that are cited according to MLA rules.
  3. Follow the writing process, including pre-writing, drafting, deep revision, editing and proofreading.

Core Assessment:

The Core Assessment in this course will be a final written artifact consisting of no less than eight pages that could be considered as a potential journal article.

Class Assessment:
No tests or exams.  There wil be numerous writing assignments, longer and shorter, more and less formal.  The assessment of writing in the profession will be discussed as part of the subject matter of the course.


Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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 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 92

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 "F".
  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.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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