Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseEN 323 Literary ModernismSemesterFA 2010 HOFacultyLolly J. Ockerstrom, Ph.D.TitleAssociate Professor of EnglishDegrees/CertificatesMA, Ph.D., Northeastern University, BostonCertificate, Martha's Vineyard Advanced Workshops in Writing (NU)Office Location321 CopleyOffice HoursM 10:00 a.m. - Noon; TR 11:30 - 1:30, and by appointmentE-Maillolly.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester Dates16 August - 10 December 2010Class Days--T-R--Class Time10:10 - 11:25 AMPrerequisitesNone, although note that this course is not an introductory course.Credit Hours3Textbook: Required:
Eliot, T.S., The Waste Land. Ed., Michael North. NY: Norton Critical Edition. ISBN: 0-393-97499-5
H.D., Selected Poems. NY: New Directions. ISBN: 10-0811210669
Joyce, James. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. 0-0312408110
Forster, E.M. Howards End. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. ISBN:0-312-11182-7
Orwell, George. The Road to Wigan Pier. NY: Harvest. ISBN: 0-15-676750-3
Stein, Gertrude. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. NY: Vintage. ISBN: 0-679-72463-X
Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. Intro by Mark Hussey. NY: Harcourt (Harvest). ISBN: 10-15-603047-0
All are paperback; each ISBN should reflect this, I hope!
Additional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: EN323 Literary Modernism - Focuses on Literature of the first half of the twentieth century with emphasis on British and American texts and cultural/historical contexts. Intended for English majors and minors. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: Reading, writing, and disputation: that's the mix for a good literature course. Modernism, in particular, presents some challenging texts. I value student involvement and have high expectations that each student will offer informed commentary, based on careful readings of assigned texts, and investigation of literary theory. While there is never one "correct" interpretation of any piece of literature, there are readings that are just plain wrong. You may have to wrestle with some texts, especially modernist texts--engage with them profoundly, syllable by syllable, word by word--in order to get it. Ambiguities present not problems, but possibilities, and that's where the fun begins. Most students love certain pieces of literature and hate others. This course will challenge you to spend time with the pieces you think you hate. In so doing, you may find stories that will surprise and probably ultimately delight you. This course is all about reading, reflection, and understanding historical and artistic developments that contributed to modernism.
This course is not a lecture course. It is based on reading and reflection and sharing informed insights. Class Assessment:
Attendance and engagement (includes attendance; contributions to class discussion; keeping up with homework; meeting deadlines; one assigned presentation)
Two Reflection Papers
Final Project (critical paper)
Attendance and engagement
Includes arriving on time with books and
assignments; thoughtful, relevant contributions
to class discussion; one assigned presentation
No make-ups for missed exams/quizzes
Two reflection papers
50 points each
EN 323 Literary Modernism
FA 2010 HO
Lolly J. Ockerstrom, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
MA, Ph.D., Northeastern University, BostonCertificate, Martha's Vineyard Advanced Workshops in Writing (NU)
M 10:00 a.m. - Noon; TR 11:30 - 1:30, and by appointment
16 August - 10 December 2010
10:10 - 11:25 AM
None, although note that this course is not an introductory course.
All are paperback; each ISBN should reflect this, I hope!
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Writing: It is understood that in an advanced English course students are proficient in the basics of writing (focus, development, organization, mechanics, including MLA documentation style). Make an appointment with the Academic Support Center if you need assistance with any of this, or if you just want to talk about plans for your paper.
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93Do your own work. When in doubt, cite your sources.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96Policy on Absences:
1-2 absences (no penalty).
3-4 absences: Final grade will be downgraded by one full letter grade (a "B" will become a "C").
5 absences: Final grade will be downgraded by 2 full letter grades (a "B" will become a "C")
6 or more absences: failure to pass the course.
NOTE: Homework is due on the due date regardless of reason for absence. It is up to the student to find out what happened in class; please check with a classmate. Please do not approach the Professor and ask, "Did I miss anything?" Even worse, do not ask: "Did I miss anything IMPORTANT?" The answer is always yes!
If you experience what you feel are extenuating circumstances, it is up to you to initiate a conversation with your professor about your situation. DO NOT DO THIS DURING CLASS TIME. Make an appointment to see your professor. Be prepared to provide documentation for absences. Keep in mind that exceptions are rarely granted for excessive absences. Note that excessive absences, regardless of reason, may negatively affect your final grade.
STUDENT ATHLETES: You are to provide written documentation from your coach for EACH athletic event that prevents you from attending class. Such documentation should be submitted PRIOR to any absence in order for you to be officially excused. You must meet all deadlines and turn in any homework prior to your departure for an athletic event. Note that excessive absences, regardless of reason, will negatively affect your grade.
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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