EN 201 Introduction to Literature
S2J 2011 DN
Ventresca, Thomas J.
M.A. English, Pittsburg State UniversityM.A. Counseling, University of Missouri-Kansas CityB.A. English, Rockhurst University
March 14-May 8, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: The Norton Introduction to Literature, Tenth Edition, Alison Booth, J. Paul Hunter, Kelly J. Mays, W.W.Norton and Compay, 2010, ISBN #978-0-393-93514-1
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of critical thinking and exploration based readings, films, lectures, dialogues, writings, presentations, and students' insights. The facilitator will engage each learner in a lively discussion of issues and challenges, and how these ideas and insights can improve professional careers and personal lives.
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:
Students will be evaluated by seven reflection papers on the readings, two reports on authors and/or works, one final critical paper/presentation, and attendance.
Students should use the learning rubric provided for this course to guide their writing of papers, especially the core assessment critical paper. The final critical paper should be handed in at the end of the semester in both hard copy and electronic form.
All papers should be typewritten, double-spaced. Name, title and number of the assignment, and date in the upper right hand corner. Students may rewrite their graded papers. Hand in the rewritten paper by the next class (include the original stapled underneath the rewrite). The scores of the two papers (the original and the rewrite) will be averaged to get a new score. The content, the organization (opening, body, close) and the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling) of the papers are very important.
Seven reflection papers (30 points each, 30 x 7 == 210 total points). Two reports on authors and/or works (20 points each, 20 x 2 = 40). Final paper/ presentation (85 points). Perfect attendance (17 points), one day missed (0 points), two days missed (-17 points), three days missed (failing grade and -40 points).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers may be subject to a reduced grade.
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